Big Papi going to bat for Foxwoods

Mashantucket — David Ortiz, the retired Boston Red Sox slugger known to baseball fans as “Big Papi,” has signed on as an ambassador for Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The 10-time All Star will appear in upcoming marketing campaigns for the Mashantucket Pequot-owned resort and participate in other initiatives, including gaming tournaments and hosted events.

Ortiz appeared Saturday at Foxwoods in connection with the casino’s 5th Annual Baseball Winter Weekend, which featured members of the 2018 Red Sox, the World Series champions.

"We are so thrilled to welcome David Ortiz to the Foxwoods team, solidifying a unique partnership between two New England institutions," said Rodney Butler, Foxwoods’ interim chief executive officer and chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council. “Big Papi knows a thing or two about hitting it big, and we've hit the jackpot in adding him to our lineup to engage with guests and elevate the Foxwoods brand in his new role with the organization."



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