Aug 17, 2018
13th Annual Picnic In The Park Fundraiser Takes Place Sunday
For Immediate Release
August 17, 2018
13th ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK FUNDRAISER TAKES PLACE SUNDAY
Post-game Picnic at Fenway Park Includes Autograph Session with Red Sox Players, BBQ Dinner, and a Performance from the World Premier Band
BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation will once again host Picnic in the Park, the annual fundraiser that gives fans an opportunity to have a BBQ picnic in the outfield, get autographs from Red Sox players, and the chance to bid on unique auction items and experiences. Picnic in the Park is presented by Aramark, Franklin Sports, and Home Goods.
The 13th annual event will be held this Sunday, August 19, one hour after the conclusion of the Red Sox-Rays game, and will include a performance from the World Premier Band. A limited number of tickets are still available at redsox.com/picnic.
Proceeds will benefit the Red Sox Foundation’s charitable programming and partners.
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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