This year we are proud to name our PumpKING and PumpQUEEN after two courageous Boston heroes.
Our PumpKING is named Alex Cora, after the 2018 Red Sox Manager who has led the Sox to their best regular-season record in team history. While negotiating his contract with the Red Sox, Cora requested a plane full of supplies that aided 300 people in his home town of Cagaus, Puerto Rico after the devastating effects of hurricanes Irma & Maria. We find it fitting to name the LARGEST pumpkin in Boston after someone who influenced a LARGE impact on their hometown. (Source: NESN)
Our PumpQUEEN is named Aly Raisman, after the two-time gymnastics Olympian and six-time Olympic medalist Needham-native. We are inspired by her willingness to speak out publicly in the face of adversity. The HUGE courage that Aly has demonstrated is more than worthy of honoring with a HUGE pumpkin. (Source: BostonGlobe)