The 21st Harvey Ball

A Special Night at Polar Park

The 21st Harvey Ball has come and gone but will never be forgotten! It was a special night as Worcester Historical Museum honored the Worcester Red Sox, the 21st recipient of the Harvey Ball Smile Award. The WooSox organization is the epitome of a community supporter. Next time you’re entering Polar Park’s main entrance look up…you’ll see, in its glory, the award, a smile painted by renowned speed painter/performer Rob Surette, gifted to the organization.

Worcester Red Sox President Dr. Charles Steinberg

The evening’s other high point was recognizing City Manager Edward Augustus as he steps down from his role in City government. He was such an instrumental player in bringing the Worcester Red Sox to Worcester. What do you give a guy who has everything? To thank him for his 8½ years as the City of Worcester’s Team Captain, Augustus was presented with an almost-24-carat-gold baseball…gilded by Harvey Ball committee member Birgit Straehle.

City Manager Edward Augustus and Harvey Ball Committee Member Birgit Straehle

A special thank you to all who attended, as well as our sponsors who were critical to the success of the event.  We truly appreciate our community and all who support the Worcester Historical Museum.  Our City. Our History. WE ARE WORCESTER!



Find yourself in the crowd…Additional photos of the 21st Harvey Ball. 



Title Sponsor

Home Run

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SMILE SPONSORS: AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Bowditch Attorneys, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Cornerstone Bank, Country Bank, Fidelity Bank, Mary and Warner Fletcher, Fontaine Community Foundation, The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Mechanics Hall, Middlesex Bank, Polar Beverages, Reliant Medical Group, ReMax Vision, Rollstone Bank & Trust, Sadick Public Adjusters, Inc., Shea Management, Sparkle on Park, Struck Catering, SG&D Insurance Agencies, UMass Memorial Health, UniBank for Savings, Todd Wetzel/The Wetzel Group at Morgan Stanley, Webster Five, Wings Over Worcester, Worcester Academy


WooSox dedicate this bench in memory of Harvey Ball, creator of the world-famous, and Worcester original, Smiley Face.

CONTRIBUTORS TO DATE: 2 Chef’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, Albanian Festival Committee of Worcester, American Vinegar Works, Arcuri Moda Salon, Ursula Arello, Michael Bafaro, Basil n’ Spice Thai Cuisine, Bean Counter Bakery, Bedlam Book Café, Bennie’s Café Pub & Deli, Herbert E. Berg Florist, Inc., Blushing Bee Naturals, Mark Borenstein, Brew on the Grid, B.T.’s Fried Chicken & BBQ, DT & Deborah Bunker, C.C. Lowell Art Supply Co., Canal District Wines, Carroll Charitable Foundation/Small Business Insurance Agency, Chashu Restaurant Ramen, Kim Ciborowski, Clark Mailing Service, Inc., Cleaner Image Dry Cleaning, Paul Conzo Salon & Day Spa, Crompton Collective, Elizabeth Cruz-Cruz Realty Group, Jane Cullen, The Draft House Bar & Grill (The Manor), East Side Liquors, Ed Hyder’s Mediterranean Marketplace, El Basha, Eric’s LaPatisserie, Christopher Erskine, The Exchange Chic Boutique & Consignment, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole, Luis Fraire, George’s Coney Island, Guertin Graphics, The Guru Tax & Financial Services, Hanover Theatre and Conservatory, Herbie’s, James Hogan, Journey, Julio’s Liquors, K Sense Co., Lamoureux Pagano Associates, Levenson Smile, Lock 50, Mrs. Moriconi’s Ice Cream, Niche Hospitality Group, David Nicholson, O’Connor’s Restaurant, O’Hara’s Wine & Liquors, On the Rise Bakery, Percy’s TV & Appliances,  Richard and Kathy Perry, Patricia Peterleitner, Roland Peterleitner, Piccolo’s, Quinn’s Blue Plate, Quinn’s Irish Pub, Gail Randall, Redemption Rock Brewing Co., Seven Saws Brewing Company, Sharfmans, Karon Shea, Shea Management, Mark Shelton, Smokestack Urban BBQ, Spoodles Deli, Stewarts’s Chocolates, Michael Stone Portraits, Birgit Straehle, Struck Catering, Sweets & Java, Tidepool Bookshop, Josephine & Philip Truesdell, Kelley Tyan, Up Balloon, Vaillancourt Folk Art, Val’s Restaurant & Lounge, Wachusett Brewing Company, Wachusett Country Club, Mark Waitkus, William Wallace, Jessica Walsh, Jim Welu, Wings Over Worcester, Wonder Bar Restaurant, WooSox, Worcester Railers Hockey Club, Worcester Wares, Wormtown Brewery, Ziti’s Italian Trattoria

Charlie Ball, Smiley Ball, and Dr. Charles Steinberg


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