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A letter from the White House
A letter from the White House
A letter from the U.S. Congress
A letter from Jim Langevin
September 15, 2014

Dear Mr. Fennell,

Thank you for contacting my office to inform me of your W;)nk campaign to raise disability awareness. I commend you for these efforts, and am very impressed by your creativity, specifically using the American Sign Language sign for wink to convey support of children with disabilities, and their families across the nation, and beyond.

Your distinctive approach of the wink is certainly something that will resonate with individuals and will assist in spreading awareness of the critical issues that many face today, and emphasizes that we can all play a role in enhancing the lives of our neighbors and community members. Again , thank you for creating such a powerful message of disability awareness.


Sincerely, Jim Langevin Member of Congress
Fenway Park

In front is Andrew Martin (who lives with ataxia telangiectasia, a nervous system disorder). Behind him are (from left) his dad Tim, Wally the Red Sox mascot, Shawn Fennell, Andrew’s brother Brendan (sorry about the arm, Brendan) and Shawn’s son Jack.


Newspaper and TV sports writer/commentator Peter Gammons Winks to support with Shawn Fennell.

The Red Sox Grounds Crew gives a Wink.


Wally the Red Sox mascot shows us how to Wink.

TD Garden and other Venues

Our inspirational Wink video was featured on the video display at a Boston Bruins game at the TD Garden in Boston, MA…


… and at a Dallas Stars game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.

… and at a Carolina Hurricanes game at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC…


Wink founder Shawn Fennel discusses the Wink movement at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI.

Statements of support
Red Sox
"The Boston Red Sox salute Wink's effort to show support for those who face disabilities or illnesses. Wink played a key role in this year's Disability Awareness Night here at Fenway park, and we look forward to seeing this message continue to spread. A Wink can go a long way, and we're proud to support this important initiative to expand disability awareness in our entire community. Thank you, Wink."

- Larry Luchino President / CEO Boston Red Sox
Red Sox
"The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation would like to acknowledge Wink for all their outstanding achievements for those who face disabilities. We were honored to play their message during one of our home games this season at the TD Garden in support of Wink and all the great work that their organization does in the community."

- Bob Sweeney. Executive Director Bruins Foundation
Red Sox
"The Carolina Hurricanes were proud to be a part of the launch of Wink, and to support the organization's efforts to make life better for children with disabilities."

- Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General manager. Carolina Hurricanes
Red Sox
"Wink is a wonderful cause. As members of the sports and entertainment community, the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Red Wings Foundation are pleased to support Wink's efforts by playing their inspiring message of inclusion at one of our home games."

- Tom Wilson, President, Olympia Entertainment
Billy Gilman supports Wink