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Roger Clemens feted on the Cape

From left: David Southworth, Desiree Zabriski, Debbie Clemens, Roger Clemens, Steve Burton.
From left: David Southworth, Desiree Zabriski, Debbie Clemens, Roger Clemens, Steve Burton.

Roger Clemens celebrated his 55th birthday in Massachusetts this weekend, returning to his old stamping grounds at Fenway and also making an appearance down on the Cape, where he was honored by the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee for his work both on and off the field. Named the 2017 Willowbend Sports Legend honoree, joining the likes of Bobby Orr and Jack Nicklaus, the Rocket was recognized for his charity work Friday at an event hosted by Willowbend owner David Southworth, WBZ sports director Steve Burton, and sportswriter/Red Sox team historian Gordon Edes. The legendary pitcher and his wife, Debbie, were toasted for their work with the Roger Clemens Foundation, which they began in 1992 to help underprivileged, at-risk children, and those with special needs. Among the 200 well-wishers at the event were former boxing champ Kip Diggs, Reebok founder Paul Fireman, PR guru George Regan, and Cumberland Farms owner Kristen Haseotes. Clemens was surprised with a fittingly Sox-and-rocket-themed cake, and, at the after-party, showed off his DJ skills and even took the mike and sang karaoke with guests. Pictured (from left): Southworth, Desiree Zabriski, Debbie Clemens, Roger Clemens, and Burton.

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