Please rise, and remove your caps

18-year-old Mikey Milano of Dorchester, a member at local non-profit My Brother's Keeper (MBK617), sang the national anthem on May 28 at Fenway Park as the Red Sox played the Miami Marlins.

Milano, who is pursuing a burgeoning music career, said he had to shake off some pre-performance jitters: “In the buildup to it I was nervous because I didn’t know how the crowd would react, but once I got up on the platform I knew I just had to do it for the city...I did it to make it an open door for other young kids of my color, of my ethnicity--we don’t get in those doors often.”

MBK617 aims to dismantle social, economic, and educational barriers for the youth of Boston.

Red Sox Foundation photo

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