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Red Sox Scholars Program

Each year, the Red Sox Scholars program provides 10 academically talented but economically challenged Boston Public School students with tutoring and enrichment and a $10,000 college scholarship activity to selected 7th grade students.

The Red Sox Scholars program now supports 220 students in grade 8 through college, with the first scholar class currently juniors in college.

Red Sox Foundation staff support our Scholars by helping them build a “ladder of success”:

  • Connecting with teachers and instigating bi-weekly progress reports on Middle School Scholars (in 8th grade) as they go through the challenges of adolescence and transition from middle school to high school to college
  • Mentoring for Scholars who are struggling
  • Enrolling Scholars in afterschool programs, summer camps, enrichment opportunities
  • Assisting older Scholars in the search summer jobs and age appropriate high school programs
  • Connecting families to non-profit programs and educational resources.

Ways you can help:

  • Sponsor a Red Sox Scholar to go to summer camp
  • Sponsor back to school supplies for a scholar

RBI/Rookie Youth Baseball Program

The Red Sox Foundation’s Youth Baseball program is focused on low income/ high risk students and uses their love of baseball/softball to develop life and leadership skills, encourage school attendance and achievement, increase self-esteem and instill the values of teamwork and respect for diverse cultures.

More than 700 teens participate in the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI Program while over 1,000 younger children benefit from our Rookie League Program.

The Red Sox Foundation’s RBI program is divided into 28 teams in the following 5 divisions:

  • Freshman baseball (13-15 years)
  • Senior baseball (16-18 years)
  • Youth softball (9-12 years)
  • Freshman softball (12-14 years)
  • Senior softball (15-18 years)

Ways you can help:

  • Sponsor an RBI or Rookie team by providing equipment or uniforms
  • Sponsor a field for playing
  • Sponsor indoor practices or batting cage practices
  • Sponsor team travel to tournaments

Dimock Center

The Dimock Center in Roxbury is a non-profit institution providing social service programs to more than 40,000 families in Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Founded in 1862, Dimock today serves as a lifeline to many low-income children of color. With generous support from global innovator Microsoft, the Red Sox Foundation provides support for Dimock’s “Smart Kids” after-school program, allowing elementary and middle school students to enjoy art and computer classes as well as academic support.

Ways you can help:

  • Sponsor after school activities at Dimock’s Smart Kids program

Home Base Program

The Home Base Program is a new philanthropic partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to improving the lives of servicemen and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury and/or post-traumatic stress disorder and their families.

The Home Base Program provides innovations in care, research, family support and educational outreach to health care providers, social workers and clergy across New England. The program has the cooperation of the VA and the Dept of Defense.

“Programs and initiatives to treat PTSD and TBI are foundational to our efforts. We will be most successful in pursuit of initiatives that include collaboration with other medical institutions, philanthropies, and volunteer programs, and those which focus not only on the veterans suffering from these injuries – but on research, on education, and on family support, as well. In these partnerships we will find the best answers and care for those service members who have borne the battle.”

General Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary US Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Help by supporting the Run to Home Base:

The Run to Home Base is a unique fundraising run through scenic Boston ending with a once-in-a-lifetime experience of crossing finishing the race by crossing Fenway Park’s famed home plate. In 2010, the Red Sox Foundation and MGH Run to Home Base raised over $2.5 million. Friends and family can watch participants from the stands at Fenway, with food, entertainment and fun family activities in the concourses of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. The run honors heroic veterans and help raise much needed funds for the new Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. Launched last fall, this charitable initiative serves veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injuries and their families.

Various Sponsorship opportunities available include:

  • Logo on all Run marketing collateral (Run brochure, Run posters, Run program) and all communication sent to military participants, including specialized email blasts
  • Signage along the run and in the ballpark area
  • Company logo on event website with link to company’s website
  • One (1) 10 x 10 Expo booth on Concourse
  • Name on 3,000 Run T-shirts
  • Multiple PA announcements throughout event
  • Provide in-kind supplies for military care packages assembled at Fenway