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Sep 7, 2018

Red Sox Foundation Launches Online Auction with 11 Unique Player, Front Office, and Fenway Park Experiences

For Immediate Release

September 7, 2018

 

RED SOX FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ONLINE AUCTION WITH 11 UNIQUE PLAYER, FRONT OFFICE, AND FENWAY PARK EXPERIENCES

 Auction Includes Fielding Lessons with Xander Bogaerts, Lunch with Jackie Bradley, Jr., Pitching Lessons with Rick Porcello, and the Chance to Play Video Games with Chris Sale; Bidding Starts Today and Runs Through September 30 on redsox.com/rsfauction

 

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation today launched an online auction featuring 11 unique player, front office, and Fenway Park experiences benefitting the charity’s programs and partners. Starting today on redsox.com/rsfauction, fans can bid on a variety of special opportunities that can all be redeemed in the 2019 season, including fielding lessons from Xander Bogaerts, lunch with Jackie Bradley, Jr., pitching lessons with Rick Porcello, and the chance to play video games with Chris Sale.

The online auction will run through the remainder of the regular season, ending on Sunday, September 30, at midnight. In addition to the player experiences, other auction items include:

  • Lunch with President and CEO Sam Kennedy and Manager Alex Cora
  • Lunch with Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski
  • Lunch with Vice President/Special Assistant to the President of Baseball Operations Tony La Russa
  • The opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch before a 2019 regular season home game at Fenway Park
  • A family portrait at Fenway Park with Red Sox photographer Billie Weiss
  • The opportunity to have your kids announce the starting lineups on NESN
  • Green Monster seats to a 2019 regular season game with pregame tour, the chance to watch batting practice, and dinner in the Dell/EMC Club

Fans can also bid on special Red Sox Patriots Day jerseys with “Boston” appearing on the front, signed by David Price, Rick Porcello, Brock Holt, Eduardo Nunez, and Blake Swihart.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Red Sox Foundation programs (Red Sox Scholars and RBI Program) and partners (The Jimmy Fund, Home Base, The Dimock Center).

 

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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