Pedro Martinez hosts benefit for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

BOSTON (WHDH) — Red Sox Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez hosted his second annual charity gala in Boston Friday evening to raise money for victims of Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico.

The gala is being held at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. A silent auction at the gala featured sports memorabilia from several New England teams and the proceeds will go to helping hurricane victims.

“To me, it’s a blessing to be able to give back a little bit. I think it’s rewarding because of the opportunity I got through baseball, I’m able to give back a little bit,” said Martinez.

Joining Martinez were former teammates David Ortiz and Jason Varitek.

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