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Jun 21, 2019

Red Sox Scholars Class of 2019 to be Introduced at Fenway Park Sunday

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2019

 

RED SOX SCHOLARS CLASS OF 2019 TO BE INTRODUCED AT FENWAY PARK SUNDAY

Award-Winning College Scholarship Program Reaches Milestone of Over 300 Students Supported

 

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation will introduce the newest class of Red Sox Scholars this Sunday, June 23, at Fenway Park in a ceremony before the 1:05 p.m. Red Sox-Blue Jays game. Now in its 17th year, the Red Sox Scholars Program is presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the Official Hospital & Official Health Care Provider of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park.

This year’s induction of 13 new 7th graders brings the total number of Red Sox Scholars to 301. In addition to the new scholars, the induction will celebrate members of the program who are graduating high school and college. Scholars from each of the previous 16 years will also be in attendance.

The Red Sox Scholars program is managed by the Foundation and designed to provide students from Boston Public Schools and Charter Schools with access to college by awarding $10,000 college scholarships. Students are chosen in the 7th grade and provided with academic, professional, and social support by the Foundation throughout their schooling to ensure they graduate from college with as little debt as possible. The program earned Major League Baseball’s first-ever “Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence” in 2010.

In the ceremony, each new scholar will be escorted onto the field by a Red Sox player.  Joining them will be BIDMC health professionals, who serve as “Medical Champions” and host a career exploration field trip to introduce students to the health professions.

The Red Sox Scholars program receives funding from American Student Assistance, Aramark, Biogen Foundation, Highland Street Foundation, Doris Buffett’s Letters Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, and Winter-Lehman Foundation as well as by Red Sox Foundation fundraising events.  Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and his wife, Erin, serve as the Program Captains.

Biographies of the newest Red Sox Scholars are attached.

 

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.

 

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

 

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