Jun 17, 2022
Red Sox & Red Sox Foundation to Introduce Red Sox Scholars Class of 2022 at Fenway Park Saturday
For Immediate Release
June 17, 2022
RED SOX AND RED SOX FOUNDATION TO INTRODUCE RED SOX SCHOLARS CLASS OF 2022 AT FENWAY PARK SATURDAY
Celebrating 20 Years of Award-Winning College Success Program
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation will introduce the newest class of Red Sox Scholars tomorrow, June 18, at Fenway Park in a ceremony before the 7:15 p.m. Red Sox- Cardinals game. This year marks the 20th year of the Red Sox Scholars program, presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the Official Hospital and Official Health Care Provider of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. This year’s cohort welcomes 12 seventh graders to the program.
The new seventh graders entering the Red Sox Scholars Program brings the total number of Red Sox Scholars to 337. In addition to this newest class, the ceremony will celebrate Red Sox Scholars who are graduating high school and college in 2022. Scholars from each of the previous 19 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. In addition to the scholarship, the students receive academic, professional, and social support for at least nine years as they navigate middle school, high school and college. Collectively, these supports ensure that Red Sox Scholars graduate from college with as little debt as possible, equipped with skills that will help them enter the workforce. The program earned Major League Baseball’s first-ever “Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence” in 2010.
The Red Sox Scholars Program, managed by the Red Sox Foundation, receives funding from Aramark, Biogen Foundation, CVS Health, Point32Health, Doris Buffett’s Humanitarian Grants Program, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, and the Winter-Lehman Family Foundation. Red Sox Foundation fundraising events also support the Scholars program.
The list of the newest Red Sox Scholars is attached.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has awarded more than 5,000 grants since its creation in 2002 and focuses 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 $156 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 30,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 20,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 325 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.
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 the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 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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