Sep 5, 2019
Red Sox Foundation to Highlight Charities Dedicated to Health & Wellness for 2019 “IMPACT” Awards Tonight at Fenway Park
For Immediate Release
September 5, 2019
RED SOX FOUNDATION TO HIGHLIGHT CHARITIES DEDICATED TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR 2019 “IMPACT” AWARDS TONIGHT AT FENWAY PARK
Award Grants $75,000 to 15 New England Non-profits Based on Fan Votes
BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation today announced the winners of the 5th annual “IMPACT” Awards, which provide Red Sox fans in the five New England states outside of Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite local non-profits to decide which organizations will be awarded grants. The winners will be recognized during a pregame ceremony tonight, September 5, before the Red Sox face the Twins.
The theme of the IMPACT Awards changes annually, with this year focused on organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving health and wellness outcomes in their community. The top three charities in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont will receive $10,000, $3,000, and $2,000 awards for the first, second, and third place winners respectively.
This year’s IMPACT Award Winners are as follows:
- Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
- Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Inc.
- Enfield Food Shelf, Inc.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine
- Farm to Table Kids, Inc.
- Center for Grieving Children
- New England Disabled Sports
- End 68 hours of Hunger
- AbilityPlus, Inc.
- Be the Change/Project Hand Up
- The WARM Center
- Good Neighbor, Inc.
- Community Harvest of Central Vermont
- Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
- Girls on the Run Vermont, Inc.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,680 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $135 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 15,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 17,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 274 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 700 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.” For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.
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