Jun 17, 2022
Your Chance to Fly With Ortiz to Cooperstown!
For Immediate Release
June 29, 2022
RED SOX FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “FLY WITH ORTIZ” SWEEPSTAKES
TO ATTEND DAVID ORTIZ HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation has partnered with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and Magellan Jets to offer fans the opportunity to join David Ortiz on a private jet to Cooperstown, New York, to watch his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Net proceeds from the sweepstakes will support the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and the Red Sox Foundation.
One grand prize winner of the sweepstakes and a guest will get the opportunity to fly with David on his private flight to Cooperstown, New York, on Thursday, July 21. This flight is being donated by Magellan Jets and will leave from Boston and land in Rome, New York, outside Cooperstown. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive hotel accommodations for three nights near the Hall of Fame, two tickets to the Hall of Fame ceremony, and airfare for themselves and a guest back to Boston after the ceremony on Sunday, July 24.
Net proceeds from the sweepstakes will support both the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and Red Sox Foundation. The David Ortiz Children’s Fund provides essential support for children in the Dominican Republic and in New England who cannot afford the critical cardiac services they need. As the Official Team Charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Foundation seeks to make a difference in the lives of children, veterans, families and communities in need throughout New England by improving health, educational and recreational opportunities.
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 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.” 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.” The Red Sox became the first Club to win the Award twice, when they were honored in 2019 in recognition of the club’s role and Red Sox Foundation’s efforts in the creation of Home Base. For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.
About the David Ortiz Children’s Fund
The David Ortiz Children’s Fund provides critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic. The David Ortiz Children’s Fund has provided 1,034 children with lifesaving heart surgery in the Dominican Republic, and has helped ten thousand more throughout New England region. In 2011, David Ortiz was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award by Major League Baseball for his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. For more information, please visit: www.davidortizchildrensfund.org.
About Magellan Jets
Founded in 2008, Magellan Jets is a Boston-based private aviation company offering jet card ownership, jet membership, and on-demand charter services. Safety, security, privacy, and an uncompromising commitment to excellence in hospitality combine with the most heavily audited and thoroughly vetted network of aircraft and crews in the world to provide the freedom, certainty, and exceptional personalized service that private travelers demand.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Enter by 8:59:59 p.m. ET on July 8, 2022. Open to legal residents of U.S. located in the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico at the time of purchase, who are at least of legal age of majority in their jurisdiction (and at least 18 years of age) at the time of entry. Four (4) prizes will be awarded. Potential winner notification: the day after each Drawing Date, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline. Enter by donating online or by Alternative Method of Entry. There is no limit on number of entries allowed. Void where prohibited. Restrictions apply; see Official Rules, which govern, for complete details including Drawing Dates and prizing. Sponsor: The Red Sox Foundation, Inc.