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Equitable and quality education for all

Wasabi is thrilled to partner with Fenway Sports Management to not only bring the Wasabi Fenway Bowl to life, but to also advance the game’s mission to support equitable and quality education in communities across New England.

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Our mission

At the Wasabi Fenway Bowl, our mission is simple but profound: to celebrate the spirit of football and give back to our community.

We're not just about touchdowns; we're about touchlines, bringing together fans from all walks of life to cheer for something greater than the game itself.

2024 Game Day Logistics

Gameday: TBA

Venue: Fenway Park, Boston

Kick-off Time: TBA

Broadcast: ESPN


Beyond the Green: A Wasabi Fenway Bowl Journey

This vibrant documentary series explores the Wasabi Fenway Bowl and its growing influence in Boston and throughout New England by way of college football and the Honor Roll program. With its blend of thrilling sports action and a look at the resilience of New England educators, the six-episode series delves into Fenway Park's football legacy, the Bowl's origins, the Honor Roll initiative, behind-the-scenes planning, and game-day highlights.

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Fenway Bowl Honor Roll

Cheering on the unsung heroes

Launched in 2020, the Honor Roll recognizes educators, administrators, and support staff from across New England. We applaud these educators for their exceptional contributions during challenging times. These heroes have a positive impact on students that will last a lifetime.

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Honor roll finalists

2023 Executive Committee

Meet the people who make it all happen

Our 18-member executive committee—comprised of regional business, education, and non-profit community leaders—provides strategic recommendations to foster our educational and community-oriented mission.

With years of experience in sports management, they bring expertise, innovation, and a shared love for the game to the forefront.

  • Peggy Byrd, Chief Marketing Officer, Boston Globe Media

  • Dr. Joseph Cooper, Chair, Sport Leadership & Administration Program & Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Black Life – UMass Boston

  • Gene DeFilippo, Senior Executive Director – Turnkey Sports & Entertainment

  • Avery Esdaile, Senior Director of Athletics – Boston Public Schools

  • David Gibbons, Executive Director – Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

  • Erin Gilroy, Consultant – Marriott International

  • Dave Hart, Founder & Owner – Athletics Legacy Partners

  • Erin McDermott, Director of Athletics – Harvard University

  • Robert Noonan, Chief Information Security Officer – Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

  • Stephanie Pappas – Vice President of International and Sports Sales, Meet Boston

  • Jim Rooney, Chief Executive Officer – Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

  • Bekah Salwasser, Executive Vice President, Social Impact – Boston Red Sox, Executive Director – Red Sox Foundation

  • Kathryn Saunders – Senior Director of Partnerships and Community Relations, Greater Boston YMCA

  • Martha Sheridan, President & CEO – Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Chris Smith, President & Executive Director – Boston After School & Beyond (BASB)

  • Adam Whitfield, Director, Member Engagement – WHOOP

  • Michael Welts, Chief Marketing Officer – Wasabi Technologies

  • Julie Barry, Vice President, Global Brand and Communications – Wasabi Technologies

Wasabi Fenway Bowl

Education, community, and college football

Learn about our 2023 Wasabi Fenway Bowl

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Logos for American Athletic Conference (AAC) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Who played

Featured teams

The 2023 Wasabi Fenway Bowl featured Southern Methodist University (SMU) from the American Athletic Conference (ACC) and Boston College from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Tickets and more details on the Wasabi Fenway Bowl can be found at the game’s website, FacebookTwitter, and on Instagram @FenwayBowl.

Who won

And the winner is...

The Boston College Eagles defeated the SMU Mustangs 23-14 in the 2023 Wasabi Fenway Bowl on December 28, 2023.

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