2007 was an excellent year for Waitkus Studios and there are some exciting plans on the docket for 2008.

Mark has already visited Yankee Stadium on several occasions during the ’07 season in preparation for a very busy 2008 baseball season in the Big Apple. The Yankees will play host to the 2008 All-Star Game in the team’s final year at the House that Ruth Built. In 2009, the Yankees will be moving across the street to a new facility already taking shape in the Bronx. All-Star Week is always an exciting time for baseball and it’s sure to be bigger than ever this July given the venue and all the nostalgia and history behind the Yankee tradition. Mark plans to have a strong presence at the All-Star FanFest as well as a number of other initiatives currently under consideration.

While Mark is expanding his roster of professional baseball teams he plans to work with in 2008 he also plans to cast a wider net across a spectrum of other sports. Included in his plans are some exciting images on the professional and college football scenes, the Marathon world and NASCAR.

Of course, staying true to his roots, Mark will be at Fenway on Opening Day, April 8, to capture all the excitement and energy that is sure to be in the air. While Opening Day on Yawkey way is always a happening, the Red Sox will all receive their championship rings and Mark will be mapping out a whole new series of images which will be featured on this site.

Mark will also be looking to expand his offerings in 2008 to include a series of note cards. These popular sets have been a huge hit in the Boston area and Mark plans to add new images in the New Year and widen the distribution through both his website and retail outlets. Some of the new sets will also include a matching stamp series which is sure to be a popular complement.

With all the activity planned for 2008, Mark will continue to support the community through donations of his work to non-profit fundraising events. Mark has had a longstanding affiliation with The Jimmy Fund and The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and has been responsible for raising significant sums of money through his artwork. Mark also plans to support the Josh Beckett Foundation once again as well as the non-profits of a number of other high profile athletes in the New England area.