Jul 17, 2020
Red Sox Fans Have the Chance to Place their Likeness Atop the Green Monster During 2020 Season through the “Monster Home Run Challenge”
For Immediate Release
July 17, 2020
RED SOX FANS HAVE THE CHANCE TO PLACE THEIR LIKENESS ATOP THE GREEN MONSTER DURING 2020 SEASON THROUGH THE “MONSTER HOME RUN CHALLENGE”
BOSTON, MA – Red Sox fans have the opportunity to see their likeness sitting atop the Green Monster during the 2020 season through the “Monster Home Run Challenge,” a Red Sox Foundation fundraiser that places cutouts of fans in Monster seats for the chance to win prizes if their silhouette is hit by a Red Sox home run ball. Fans may visit redsox.com/monsterchallenge to join.
As part of the program, participants automatically receive a personalized scoreboard message on the Right Field videoboard and 2020 Red Sox promotional items. Those whose cutouts are hit by a Red Sox home run will also receive the autographed ball, two Green Monster tickets for the 2021 season, a custom Red Sox home jersey with their name, and a video replay of the home run.
The 20×30” coroplast cutouts will be rearranged on the Green Monster and moved prior to each homestand. Fans will receive their cutout at the conclusion of the program. A $500 donation is required to support the Red Sox Foundation.
Those who wish to see their likeness on Opening Day, July 24, and through August 19 must submit their photos by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 18, by visiting redsox.com/monsterchallenge. Fans can also sign up now for the second half of the season, which will run from August 28-September 24.
The Red Sox Foundation has maintained operations and programming throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure consistent and necessary support and resources to hundreds of other non-profits and youth throughout New England. Earlier this year, the team charity established and seeded an Emergency Hardship Fund to help those who are experiencing food insecurity in New England and Southwest Florida as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the Hardship Fund, the Foundation has supported COVID-19 charitable funds established in the city and Commonwealth. Support of those funds includes a $250,000 donation to the City of Boston’s Resiliency Fund to help purchase Chrome books to aid Boston Public Schools students with distance learning, and a $100,000 donation to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund established by Governor Baker and his wife Lauren to help support essential front-line workers and other vulnerable communities.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,900 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 raise over $150 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 24,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 19,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 313 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 2,000 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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