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Jun 17, 2021

Annual Red Sox Foundation Game on Sunday, June 20th

For Immediate Release

June 17, 2021

 

RED SOX FOUNDATION LAUNCHES YANKEES ROAD TRIP SWEEPSTAKES;  NESN TO HOST SPECIAL RED SOX FOUNDATION BROADCAST DURING SUNDAY’S RED SOX-ROYALS GAME

 

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation today launched a sweepstakes for fans to win a free, all-expense-paid road trip to the Red Sox series against the Yankees in New York on August 17 and 18. The contest, which opens today and runs through June 28, will raise funds to support the Red Sox Foundation and its programs and partners, including the Jimmy Fund, Home Base, the Red Sox Scholars Program, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), and The Dimock Center, among others. The sweepstakes is powered by Ascend Fundraising Solutions.

To enter, fans can visit redsox.com/win. One grand prize winner will receive round trip airfare to New York on JetBlue, the official airline of the Boston Red Sox, hotel accommodation for two nights in New York, a private virtual meet-and-greet session with Red Sox Manager Alex Cora, and four tickets to each Red Sox-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium on August 17 and 18.

The sweepstakes is open nationwide to any individual over the age of 18. In addition to the grand prize, fans who enter by certain dates will also be eligible for a separate drawing to win prizes including: $1,000 cash, tickets to the Red Sox Foundation’s Monster Party at Fenway Park on July 24, or a family portrait session at Fenway Park with the Red Sox team photographer. Some restrictions may apply. Official sweepstakes rules can be found by clicking here.

On Sunday, June 20, NESN will host a special Red Sox Foundation broadcast during the Red Sox-Royals game at Kauffman Stadium highlighting the work and impact of the Foundation on families throughout New England. Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, and Foundation Executive Director Bekah Salwasser and special guests will be interviewed in the broadcast from the NESN studio in Watertown. Red Sox Foundation Honorary Chairman Tim Wakefield will serve as game analyst during the game. Coverage begins during NESN’s pregame show at 1 p.m. and will continue in-game and throughout postgame coverage.

The broadcast will also serve as a drive to help raise funds for the Foundation’s self-run programs, its partners, and the thousands of charities it supports across New England and in Lee County, Florida. Fans who wish to support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts can do so by entering the Red Sox Foundation Road Trip Sweepstakes at redsox.com/win. Those interested in making a donation of any amount can do so throughout the year on the foundation’s website redsoxfoundation.org.

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 raised over $152 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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