Jul 9, 2018
Red Sox to Celebrate Philanthropy in New England During State Days at Fenway Park Throughout July
For Immediate Release
July 9, 2018
RED SOX TO CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY IN NEW ENGLAND DURING STATE DAYS AT FENWAY PARK THROUGHOUT JULY
BOSTON, MA – Throughout the month of July at Fenway Park, the Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation will celebrate each of the five New England states outside of Massachusetts and recognize the philanthropic achievements of high school students and charities in Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut.
The state days begin with a celebration of Vermont before tonight’s game, followed by Rhode Island on Wednesday, July 11; New Hampshire on Thursday, July 26; Maine on Sunday, July 29; and Connecticut on Tuesday, July 31.
During the state day ceremonies, a total of 172 public high school students who have engaged in community service will be recognized on the field and awarded $1,000 scholarships for college as part of the Red Sox Foundation’s New England Service Scholarship Awards. The Service Scholarships are supported by Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund, and National Grid in the state of Rhode Island. A list of this year’s New England Service Scholarship Award recipients is attached.
Additionally, winners of the Red Sox Foundation’s “IMPACT Awards” from each state will be recognized this month. The program awards a total of $75,000 to fifteen non-profits, with votes determining a first, second, and third place winner in each of the five states. This year, the award highlights non-profits that have made a tangible impact to improving social justice, diversity, and inclusivity in the New England Community.
The three IMPACT Award Winners for Vermont are the Vermont Center for Independent Living with a first place grant of $10,000, St. Johnsbury Academy in second place with a $3,000 grant, and Brattleboro Time Trade in third place with a $2,000 grant.
In Rhode Island, which will be celebrated before Wednesday night’s game, the winner of the first place award goes to the Family Service of Rhode Island. Second place goes to the Women’s Fund Rhode Island, and third place to the San Miguel School of Providence.
Voting for the IMPACT Awards continues in New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut through July 13 at midnight. Those winners will be announced at a later date.
Children from group homes in each New England state will also be present for the state day ceremonies with participants from Allenbrook Group Home in Vermont, St. Mary’s Children’s Home in Rhode Island, Webster House in New Hampshire, Good Will-Hinckley in Maine, and Wheeler Clinic in Connecticut.
Representatives from each state will be included in other elements of the pregame celebration, including the singing of the national anthem and color guard.
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