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CHAMPIONS ON AND OFF THE FIELD 2018 Red Sox Community Report



Friends, What an honor to be writing this as 2018 World Series Champions! As you can imagine, last year was one of the best. With new Foundation and team leadership, we were fortunate to have tremendous success both on and off the field. And

Thomas C. Werner, Chairman

since 2002, we’re proud to have played a small part in helping set the standard for professional sports and sports philanthropy. We are excited and ready to march forward into another year of excellence and impact.

Tim Wakefield, Honorary Chairman

As we look ahead, we are inspired not only by our Foundation team, but also by our three core partners; Home Base, Dana-Farber, and The Dimock Center. All have been critical to our success and we’re excited to continue our support of

Michael Egan

their great work. We also have a bold vision for strengthening our two main programs; Red Sox Scholars and RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities), which

David Friedman

will ultimately provide greater opportunities for our participants and the City

Chad Gifford

With a sharp focus on Health, Education and Recreation, the Foundation has

of Boston.

been creative, adaptive, and responsive to the needs of our community—from

Michael Gordon Linda Pizzuti Henry

tailoring our IMPACT grants to support social justice in 2018, to increasing the number of New England Service Scholarships we provide—our team cares about the needs and requests from our fans, friends, and families. With that, we are so grateful for the thousands of donors, sponsors, and

Bridget Terry Long Sean McGrail Jill Shah Linda Whitlock

supporters of the Red Sox Foundation. We truly would not be here without your continued generosity. On behalf of the players, front office, and Foundation, thank you! Together, we look forward to building upon our philanthropic legacy for years to come. With appreciation,

Thomas Werner

Rebekah Splaine Salwasser

Chairman, Boston Red Sox

Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation

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This past year, we celebrated more than just a championship on the field.

The work of the Red Sox Foundation and the investment Red Sox Nation made in our community was cause for celebration as well.

– Tom Werner

Dear Family And Friends of the Red Sox Foundation, In 2018, you took the pride and passion for our team and harnessed it to make a difference in our community—ultimately resulting in another World Series Championship! Your commitment to support the Foundation’s mission and make it your own is the essence of why we have accomplished so much in 16+ years. Thank you! Your passion for our work is exactly why I’m delighted to serve as Honorary Chairman for the Red Sox Foundation. Together we made it a top priority to give back to the communities serving children and families throughout New England and Lee County, Florida. Whether it was visiting patients undergoing treatment at Dana-Farber, helping students realize their dreams of receiving higher education, or supporting our brave men and women of the military facing challenges returning from war, it was a labor of love to give back to a community that has given me so many happy memories over the years. It is a true privilege to serve the Red Sox Foundation in this capacity. I know we have achieved a great deal, but I also know we have many exciting things planned for 2019 and beyond. As we look forward to another year, I hope that you will be right next to us, helping us exceed expectation every step of the way. Respectfully,

Tim Wakefield Honorary Chairman, Red Sox Foundation



WHO WE ARE Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of

children, families, veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities.

Above, from left to right: Rebekah Salwasser, Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation, Blades, Admiral Andy Tiongson from the United States Coast Guard, Wally the Green Monster, Linda Pizzuti Henry, Red Sox Foundation Board Member, Sam Kennedy, CEO Boston Red Sox, Don Cox, Executive Director of the Mass Military Foundation, and Master Chief Bill Hollandsworth, United States Coast Guard.


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Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation Chairman Tom Werner waves to the crowd during the World Series Trophy Trip to Puerto Rico.



The Red Sox Foundation is a very unique


Foundation, both as a fundraising entity and as a notable grant maker in the New England community. In addition, it has the capacity and resources to manage and oversee its own programs, which include Red Sox Scholars and RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities). This puts the Red Sox Foundation in a league of its own when it comes to professional sports teams charities! We are focused on:


The Red Sox Foundation is a leader in charitable giving. Through ongoing fundraising efforts, the Foundation awards millions of dollars each year through various initiatives, grants, and scholarships, including: New England Service Scholarships

Emergency Relief

Little League

Charitable Grants

The IMPACT Awards

WE GET To facilitate our ambitious giving strategy, Red Sox Foundation staff work tirelessly to raise millions of dollars each year through multiple events, restricted grants, major gifts and unique sponsorships.

Investing in partnerships with

Run to Home Base

50/50 Raffles

Home Base, Jimmy Fund, and

RSF Boston Marathon Team

Picnic in the Park

The Dimock Center

Fenway Park Marathon

Right Field Roof Deck

From Fenway to the Runway

EDUCATION Red Sox Scholars

Concert Parties

Fenway Honors/Hall of Fame Gala

Monster Mash

Knuckleballs to the Wall

Major Gifts

Tim Wakefield Golf Tournament

Grants & Sponsorships

RECREATION RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities)

WE DO To maintain a deep connection and to make the greatest impact in the community, the Red Sox Foundation manages and executes two extraordinary programs: Red Sox Scholars is a college access program that awards a $10,000 college scholarship to 12 Boston Public School 7th graders each year. The Foundation then provides academic, professional, and social support to the 7th graders for the next nine years to ensure they graduate from college with as little debt as possible—as well as feeling part of the Red Sox family for years to come. RBI uses the sports of baseball and softball to promote the importance of good decision-making through the development of good nutrition, leadership, respect for others, nonviolent conflict resolution, and an overall commitment to one’s potential and to the community.


efforts through Take The Lead “ Our are thoughtfully designed to inspire and support the next generation of leaders.

– Rebekah Salwasser, Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation

Take the Lead’s first Fellow, Olivia Irving.


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Below: Young professionals have the opportunity to network with sports industry leaders throughout Boston.



Take the Lead is a collaboration of New England

with a PSA that would be shown to fans in each

sports teams to stand up to racism and hate speech.

of their respective venues. Currently, the PSA

Leaders from the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, and Revolution gathered at Fenway Park to learn

plays in each teams venue throughout their respective season.

from one another and work together to emphasize

With the support of political and community lead-

the importance of an inclusive and accepting

ers, including Massachusetts Governor Charlie

environment in their venues.

Baker and City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh,

In 2017, with the leadership of Massachusetts State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and NAACP Boston Branch President Tanisha Sullivan, the teams agreed to partner on an initiative that would help advance the dialogue on race, starting

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the five teams are working together to help foster a diverse fan base and front office. This led to the establishment of the Take the Lead Fellowship which is a one-year position to help achieve the goals of the initiative.



Home Base has helped over


veterans and their families

HEALING OUR NATION’S HEROES Created by Red Sox Foundation Chairman Tom

With the new National Center of Excellence,

Werner, Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and

Home Base operates the largest private-sector

Massachusetts General Hospital program, helps

clinic in the nation.

veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war,” such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and traumatic brain injury. Home Base is the first partnership of its kind in the nation between an academic medical

On July 28, 2018 the Run to Home Base honored Families of the Fallen, including those whose family members died in service, and those who lost a loved one post-service by suicide.

center and a Major League Baseball team.


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2002 – 2018 Charitable Box Score:


Raised for Home Base

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Jimmy Fund captain 2015 – present

2002 – 2018 Charitable Box Score:


Raised for the Jimmy Fund


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of support

The Red Sox Foundation’s focus in the area of

Dating back to 2002, the Red Sox Foundation has

health is the ball club’s long-standing support

sponsored the Pan-Mass Challenge, and through

of the Jimmy Fund.

the WEEI-NESN Radio-Telethon, the Red Sox have

Since 1953, the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund have been a team, working in support of cancer

helped raise millions for the Jimmy Fund and the lifesaving work it supports at Dana-Farber.

research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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The Dimock Center in Roxbury is the second largest

of substance abuse treatment, including inpatient

community health center in Boston. Situated on

detox, residential recovery and outpatient

a nine-acre site in Roxbury, they serve primarily

services. Dimock recently opened the doors to

low-income residents of Roxbury, Dorchester,

the Dr. Lucy Sewall Center for Acute Treatment

Mattapan, and Jamaica Plain. Celebrating 157 years

Services, which will increase their capacity to

of service, Dimock provides more than 18,000

provide inpatient detoxification to 1,000 more men

people with access to high quality, low-cost health

and women, treating 4,000 individuals suffering

care, human services, and education every year.

with opioid addiction disorders annually.

Dimock’s substance use treatment programs serve men and women from more than 212 zip codes in Massachusetts. They provide the full continuum


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2002 – 2018 Charitable Box Score:


in support of the Dimock Center

“ The Dimock Center not only provides critical health services, but also fosters a strong sense of family and belonging among its staff and patients.

– Sam Kennedy, CEO and President, Boston Red Sox

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OVER 75%

of Red Sox Scholars will be in their family’s first generation to attend and graduate college



Red Sox Scholars Captains 2015 – Present

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288 current and past

Red Sox Scholars

Red Sox Scholars, presented by Beth Israel

fifth class of college graduates, and second

Deaconess Medical Center, is a college access

Master’s graduate!

program that awards $10,000 college scholarships to 12 Boston Public School 7th graders each year.

The Red Sox Scholars Program, which was presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical

The Foundation then provides academic, profes-

Center in 2018, was also supported by American

sional, and social support to the 7th graders for the

Student Assistance, Biogen Foundation, Dell

next 9 years to ensure they graduate from college

Technologies Championship, Highland Street

with as little debt as possible—as well as feeling

Foundation, Doris Buffett’s Letters Foundation,

part of a family of resources for years to come.

The Lynch Foundation, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals,

In 2018, the Red Sox Foundation was also proud to

Target, and the Winter-Lehman Foundation.

celebrate its ninth class of high school graduates,

OVER $4.2 MILLION in support of Red Sox Scholars


ALL STARS Red Sox Foundation




RBI GAMES in 2018



RBI uses the sports of baseball and softball to

Expanding upon the RBI program, the Red Sox

promote the importance of good decision-making

Foundation facilitates a Jr. RBI program which

through development of good nutrition, leadership,

introduces baseball and softball to younger

respect for others, nonviolent conflict resolution,

children, ages 5-12, in economically-disadvantaged

and an overall commitment to one’s potential and

areas and promotes good sportsmanship and

to the community.

respect for adults and peers.

The program provides recreational opportunities

In 2018, the RBI Program was supported by

for low income, at-risk, inner-city boys and girls

Aramark, Franklin Sports, JetBlue, AllWays Health

ages 9 to 18. RBI allows youth to be part of a safe

Partners, Regina Pizzeria, Target, Teammates for

and organized summertime sports league in which

Kids Foundation, and Zipcar.

they learn valuable life skills through practices, games, clinics, and other enrichment activities.


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1,600 BOYS & GIRLS

Ages 5-18

DAVID PRICE RBI Captain 2018 – Present

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Awarded to


since 2015

Left: IMPACT Award First Place Winners receive special recognition and the opportunity to raise awareness around their work during pregame ceremonies at Fenway Park.

Right: Wally and Tessie join Red Sox executives to congratulate and celebrate our winning organizations.

Together with our fans, the Foundation is incredibly honored to support and empower local non-profits that are making a difference in their communities.

The IMPACT Awards showcase the truly remarkable charitable landscape across New England.

– Rebekah Salwasser Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation


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The Red Sox Foundation launched the IMPACT

IMPACT award-winning charitable organizations,

Awards in 2015, which stands for “Inspiring More

including three from Connecticut, Maine, New

Philanthropy Across Charities Together.” This

Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. To stay

unique initiative provides Red Sox fans in the

relevant with our communities’ changing needs,

surrounding New England states outside of

the Foundation will change the theme and focus

Massachusetts with the opportunity to support

every year. In 2019, IMPACT award applicants must

their favorite, most impactful non-profits in their

be focused on improving health outcomes for their

home states by nominating the organization to

local communities.

win the award.

The 2018 IMPACT Award First Place Winners were

In 2018, for the first time ever, the Red Sox

honored during a pregame ceremony for an on-field

Foundation announced that only non-profits

check presentation prior to a Red Sox game at

that were focused on social justice, inclusivity

Fenway and also paid a visit to the NESN broadcast

and diversity would be eligible for an IMPACT

booth during the game.

award. As such, the Foundation selected 15 Red Sox Foundation


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In 2018, New England Service Scholars from 173

In 2018, the New England Service Scholarship was

New England public high schools were honored

sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and, in

during the pregame ceremony at Fenway Park.

Rhode Island, by National Grid.

Since 2010, the Red Sox Foundation has offered

On August 7, for the first time, we hosted a Day of

$1,000 scholarships to 865 public high school

Service with the 2018 Service Scholarship winners

seniors from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire,

where they helped clean up the Fenway Victory

Rhode Island, and Vermont who have demonstrated

Gardens and Roberto Clemente Field.

a commitment to giving back through numerous selfless acts of community service.


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“ Service Scholarship

Winners embody the spirit and mission of the Red Sox Foundation through their commitment to service in their own communities.

– Linda Pizutti Henry, Red Sox Foundation Board Member

$835,000 Awarded in Scholarships since 2009

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Left: Red Sox Foundation Board Member Mike Egan (Center) has been a leader in driving our efforts to support local youth baseball and softball programs.

Over 60,000

Little Leaguers ages 5-16 supported in 2018


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For the fifth straight year, the Red Sox Foundation

At a spring training game in March, Mr. Egan

partnered with Little League to support all 180

spoke about Little League as a guest on the NESN

leagues, their 5,000 teams, and approximately

game broadcast. “Communication (and character)

60,000 baseball and softball participants ages

is a big thing when you’re on a Little League team,

5 to 16.

picking your teammates up,” he said “That’s some-

The Red Sox Foundation’s support of Little

thing that’s evaluated in baseball or in business,

League provides boys and girls the opportunity

in school, or as a friend. Little League helps teach

to participate in baseball and softball, regardless

you that.”

of their athletic abilities. Spearheaded by

Tim Wakefield, Honorary Chairman and Little

Foundation Board Member Mike Egan, donations

League alum, said, “It’s what you learn in Little

to Little League across Massachusetts augment

League: how to be a good person, how to respect

the important work the Foundation oversees

the rules, how to respect the umpires. All of that

with the RBI baseball and softball programs. More

comes into play when you participate in a Little

specifically, the Red Sox Foundation invests in

League program.”

State Tournaments, awarding Volunteer of the Year in six New England states, and conducting coaches’ clinics and leadership training sessions. In 2017, the Red Sox Foundation started supporting

In 2018, our Little League efforts were presented by MA Health Connector and sponsored by HP Hood, National Grid, PawSox Foundation and Portland Sea Dogs.

the 48 Little League teams in Rhode Island and 69 teams in Maine with funding assistance as well as leadership and instructional skills training for coaches and administrators in the fall.


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“The Foundation is grateful for

the continued support from our players, coaches, front office, and fans, which make all of our fundraising efforts so successful.

– Tom Werner, Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation Chairman

GATHERING FOR GOOD To facilitate our ambitious giving strategy, the

• 50/50 Raffle

Red Sox Foundation staff works tirelessly to raise

• Boston Marathon Team

millions of dollars each year through events, grants, and sponsorships. Our fundraising efforts fuel and directly support our charitable giving strategy. The more we raise, the more we can distribute through small grants. Thank you to everyone who supported the following events in 2018:

• Fenway Honors • Fenway Park Marathon • From Fenway to the Runway • Knuckleballs to the Wall • Monster Mash • Picnic in the Park • Right Field Roof Deck Concert Parties • Run to Home Base • Tim Wakefield Golf Tournament


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Close to

$6 MILLION raised through events in 2018

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Close to

$500,000 RAISED

to benefit The Red Sox Foundation

Fenway Honors is a special opportunity that the Foundation looks forward to on a biannual basis to benefit our charitable programming.

– Rebekah Salwasser, Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation


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HONORING OUR LEGENDS On May 24, 2018, the Red Sox Foundation honored

In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, the Red

team Legends Kevin Youkilis, Mike Lowell and

Sox Foundation has established “Fenway Honors”,

Derek Lowe by inducting them into the Red Sox

which are awarded to a business and an individual

Hall of Fame. Over 600 guests attended the dinner

in recognition of their commitment to their

to recognize their incredible contributions to

community. In 2018, the two prestigious awards

the Boston Red Sox and to also pay tribute to

were given to New Balance and Doris Buffet for

the amazing careers of John Frank “Buck” Free-

their consistent and exemplary philanthropic

man and Alphonso “Al” Green. The Foundation

contributions to the New England community.

also honored the Major League debut of Pumpsie Green as a “Memorable Moment”, as well as awarding Arthur D’Angelo with a “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

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We Do Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields are a great gift to

The fields include three baseball fields, an adult

those who love youth activities.

softball field, one T-ball field, and several general

The fields are named for Teddy, the son of Dick Ebersol, former chairman of NBC Sports and his wife Susan St James. Teddy died in a plane crash shortly after the Red Sox’s 2004 World Series

use or soccer fields. Lights allow night games to be scheduled as the fields are open for permitted use from Tuesday through Sunday from April until November.

victory. The Fields stand in honor of Teddy and all those who love youth athletics.




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“ The opportunities

afforded to youth through this field refurbishment have been critical in continuing to provide girls with access to softball at an early age.

– Melanie LeGrande, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Major League Baseball

Thanks to Scotts and MLB, the Red Sox Foundation

from MLB and the Red Sox Foundation were on

received a one-time grant to renovate a local ball

hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting. After

field through an inaugural grant initiative that is

the field was officially opened, the Cal Ripken Sr.

part of the Scotts Field Refurbishment Program.

Foundation hosted a baseball and softball clinic

The Red Sox Foundation, in partnership with the

for the center’s youth.

Boys & Girls Club of Boston, identified a local

With clinics, increased programming in commu-

field that was constructed in 1969. This Little

nity centers, and a strong commitment to youth,

League size baseball diamond was transformed

the Red Sox Foundation and Yawkey Club are

into a youth softball diamond and unveiled at the

collaborating to use this reconditioned softball

Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury. Jessica

diamond to expand opportunities for young girls

Mendoza, USA Softball Alum, and representatives

to participate all across Boston.


TO PLAY Red Sox Foundation


Community Relations Front row, left to right: Boston Mayor Walsh, Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Bekah Salwasser, Alex Cora’s daughter Camila, Caguas Mayor Willie Miranda, Alex Cora, catcher Christian Vázquez and Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy. Back row, left to right: Red Sox Asst. GM Eddie Romero, players Rusney Castillo, Ivan Dejesus, Chris Sale, coach Ramón Vázquez and pitcher Rick Porcello.


CELEBRACIÓN Alex Cora had one final request before agreeing to

nine tons of relief supplies, some of which were

accept the position of Red Sox manager—to have

distributed to those without power in Cora’s

ownership provide a plane to bring supplies to

hometown Caguas. Additionally, New Balance,

Puerto Rico in the wake of devastating Hurricane

47 brand and Franklin chipped in with baseball

Maria. It took mere minutes for the proposal to

equipment and apparel that was distributed by

be accepted, beginning Cora’s career at the helm

the players and coaches to the local youth in

and a blossoming relationship between the Red

attendance. And thanks to collections from fans

Sox organization and Cora’s native land, thanks

at Fenway Park in 2017, as well as individual

in large part to JetBlue.

donations from Red Sox partners Seth Klarman,

What was originally meant to be a delivery of relief

Henry McCance, and Herb Wagner, the Red Sox

supplies became a life-changing trip that included

Foundation was able to present a check for

President and CEO Sam Kennedy, Assistant General

$200,000 to help restore electricity in Caguas.

Manager and fellow Puerto Rican Eddie Romero,

Perhaps the most rewarding trip to the island,

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and several members

however, was on November 3 when Cora,

of his staff, as well as coach Ramón Vázquez,

Chairman Tom Werner, Kennedy, Romero, and

players Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, Rusney Castillo,

several players and coaches brought the 2018

Ivan Dejesus, and Christian Vázquez, also a native

World Series trophy to Caguas to celebrate the

of the island.

first ever World Series championship by a Puerto

With the help of JetBlue and several generous

Rican manager.

donors, the Red Sox were able to transport over 28

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$200,000 donated to the City of Caguas to help restore electricity.

Above left: Rick Porcello and Chris Sale distribute baseball gloves to youth. Above right: A woman from Caguas smiles as she gathers her supplies to bring home. Middle left: Two boys are enjoying their new gear! Middle right: Fans are clamoring to get close to the World Series Champions and their shiny new trophy.

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Red Sox staff participated in


Right: Members of the front office prepared and served food at Rosie’s Place. Below: Red Sox volunteers supported the Martin Richard Foundation’s spring cleanup.

Above: Front office members sorted Thanksgiving pies for Community Servings.


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Left: Members of the front office visited Boston fire stations to thank the brave men and women.

SOX SERVING OTHERS Above: Front office members supported Mayor Walsh’s “Love Your Block” initiative by cleaning up the Victory Garden in the Fenway neighborhood.

While being active participants in the community

Surrounding the fifth anniversary of the Boston

has always been a top priority for the Red Sox

Marathon bombing, the club embarked on a series

organization, in 2018 we formally established

of projects with players, their families, as well as

an Employee Engagement program for all front

alumni and front office members, visiting Spaulding

office, day of game staff, and even families, to

Rehabilitation Hospital, the Jimmy Fund Clinic,

give back. Each month, we work with a different

the New England Home for Veterans, serving lunch

non-profit to create a volunteer initiative. From

to administrators from Boston Public Schools,

garden cleanup, to serving food, to offering kindness

assisting the Martin Richard Foundation, collecting

and thanks to first responders, Red Sox staff sign

toiletries for Dimock, and bringing cupcakes and

up in droves to provide service to others.

cookies to police officers and firefighters to thank them for their service.

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BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITY TIES The Red Sox Community Relations department,

physical or developmental disabilities, as well as

through its programs and partnerships, is able

veterans, have participated in All Kids Can Baseball

to provide unique access, recognition and rewards

Camps on the field at Fenway Park. In 2018, CVS

to several different non-profit organizations

Health also became the lead sponsor of the Boston

and groups.

Area Church League, a free baseball program for youth that is entirely volunteer operated.

Throughout the year, the Red Sox support nearly 5,000 non-profit organizations in New England and

For decades, El Mundo Newpaper and Alberto

Southwest Florida by donating autographed items

Vasallo have driven Latino Youth Recognition

and experiences to be auctioned or raffled to raise

Days which provide Latino All-Scholastic All-Stars

much-needed funds. Also, prior to each game,

(top performing middle school students) to be

a different non-profit organization is welcome

recognized on the field in a pre-game ceremony

to spread awareness by distributing materials

with some of our Latin American stars.

at the Community Homestand. And through the Commissioner’s Community Initiative, supported by MLB’s Commissioner’s Office and Players Give Back, the club is able to offer tickets free of charge to underprivileged and underserved communities to select home games.

In conjunction with BCYF, the club supports “Sox Talks” in Boston-area neighborhoods. Select players or alumni, as well as the Red Sox Showcase and Wally the Green Monster, do baseball activities with youth at their local little league fields. Once per summer, the Fenway Challenge

Key business and community partners contribute

features coaches and players giving baseball

immensely to helping us help others. Through the

clinics to children at Fenway Park.

generosity and passion of CVS Health, children with


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Above: Hitting Coach Tim Hyers and Assistant Hitting Coach Andy Barkett are all smiles with a young man from the CVS “All Kids Can Baseball Camps”.

Above: Matt Barnes and Mitch Moreland instruct kids at the Sox Talk program. Left: Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and Alex Cora congratulate students as part of Latino Youth Recognition Night. Below left: Sam Kennedy poses with players from the Boston Area Church League. Below: Sarah Narracci, Senior Director of Community Relations, presents a jersey to a Most Valuable Educator in a pre-game ceremony.




helped by in-kind donations

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raised for ABCD’s SummerWorks Program

Top: Governor Charlie Baker joins leaders from ABCD and the Boston Red Sox for a check presentation at the annual Field of Dreams event. Below left: Coaches Ron Roenicke and Tom Goodwin pose with participants of Girls of Summer. Right: A young cancer patient gets ready to throw the Ceremonial First Pitch. Below right: Breast Cancer survivors wave to the crowd during a pre-game ceremony.


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Over 200 patients, families and medical staff formed a gold ribbon in center field as part of the Red Sox “Going Gold” for Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Each year, the Red Sox host several events at the

helps to identify breast cancer survivors to invite

ballpark to help raise money and create awareness

to the park for a VIP experience and pre-game

for community partners. With access to the field,

recognition, while each September, we “Go Gold”

equipment, as well as Red Sox alumni, several

for Childhood Cancer Awareness Night at

non-profits such as Action for Boston Community

Fenway Park.

Development (ABCD), the Genesis Foundation for Children and the Jimmy Fund are able to raise significant funds to support key programs.

In 2018, the Red Sox hosted the 4th annual “Girls of Summer”, a day when 50 women have the opportunity to participate in clinics led by Red

During the season, the Community Relations

Sox coaches, ask questions to President and CEO

department also creates special days for those

Sam Kennedy and other senior leaders, as well

affected by breast cancer and pediatric cancer.

as chat with Alex Cora and meet a player.

On Mother’s Day, Susan G. Komen® New England

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Xander enjoys a laugh as a patient from Shriner’s Hospital hits some balls in the home clubhouse.

While most people are watching what the players

Also, in partnership with Make-A-Wish, players

are doing on the field, what is most impactful is

are able to spend time with children from all over

the connections they are able to make off of it.

the country who are facing a terminal illness.

Whether visiting with sick children, or giving

In 2018, Chris Sale welcomed veterans’ groups as

special behind-the-scenes access to veterans,

well as pediatric patients each month to enjoy

Red Sox coaches and players have the special

games from a suite. Rick Porcello donated premium

opportunity to bring smiles and tears of joy to

tickets throughout the year to underserved youth.

those who need it most.

Dustin Pedroia continued his relationship with

Throughout the season, players engage with

veterans through his Pedroia’s Platoon program

patients at Boston-area hospitals in a variety of

sponsored by New Balance. Jackie Bradley, Jr.

ways. Aside from being able to visit kids bedside,

and Brock Holt also enhanced their captainships

they are also able to share a laugh by participating

with the Red Sox Scholars and Jimmy Fund,

in lip-synch battles, playing video games, or even

respectively, by meeting with participants in

coloring or playing catch in hospital play rooms.

each program once per homestand.


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COMMUNITY MILLION CONNECTIONS for the byraised players Andenexped and coaches moloribero excepelent

Left: Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Eduardo Rodriguez and David Price visit a young patient at Boston Children’s Hospital. Middle left: JD Martinez signs a ball for a child from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Middle right: Chris Sale plays video games with a fan. Lower left: Jackie Bradley Jr. speaks at an event to celebrate the life of Jackie Robinson.

Above: Dustin Pedroia and Rick Porcello snap a selfie with a patient from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Above and below: Hard at work, the ladies spent a Saturday building as part of Habitat for Humanity.

Above: Players and wives collected toys for Boston Children’s Hospital.

Right: Chelsea Barnes, Kelli Pedroia, Lakyn Holt and Georgia Nua at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl.

Below: Erin Bradley and Ashley Kelly answering calls at the Jimmy Fund Radio-telethon.



raised for RESPOND, a domestic violence prevention agency.


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PLAYERS’ WIVES GO TO BAT Red Sox players’ wives and families play an

hosted a Christmas in July collection for Boston’s

active and vital role in the community through

Children’s Hospital. Carolyn Pomeranz led a group

their outreach and charitable efforts. Each year

of ladies to model in the 5th annual Christopher’s

the group dedicates their time and resources to

Haven Fashion Show in May. And for the second

impactful events such as the Red Sox Foundation’s

straight year, the wives organized a “My Favorite

“Picnic in the Park” and the “From Fenway to the

Things” basket auction, this time to benefit

Runway” fashion show, Boston’s Healthcare for

RESPOND. Tiffany Price also organized a project

the Homeless “Sox for Socks” collection, the

with Habitat for Humanity, where the wives broke

Greater Boston Food Bank’s “Strike out Hunger”

out the tools to help build a home.

drive, and the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl.

The Red Sox wives can always be counted on to

They also chip in to support other worthy causes.

spread cheer through random acts of kindness,

In 2018, Kelli Pedroia hosted her 3rd baby shower

hospital visits, serving food at soup kitchens,

for the spouses of deployed or seriously injured

answering phones for the Jimmy Fund radio-

members of the military in partnership with

telethon, and countless other ways.

Operation Shower. Susannah and Mitch Moreland

Above: Kelli and Dustin Pedroia host Operation Shower.

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MAKING BEAUTIFUL DREAMS COME TRUE Each summer since 2004, the Red Sox bring 10

back by helping to build houses for families in

American teenagers to the Dominican Republic

need in the village of El Mamon. By the end of

to play baseball at the Red Sox Academy with

the 10 days together, a bond is made not just

their teen counterparts. Founded by philan-

between the young men from different parts of

thropist Charlene Englehard, Lindos SueĂąos,

the world, but between the ballplayers and the

or Beautiful Dreams, is more than a baseball

families of El Mamon.

program. It is a way for these youth to give


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2018 Red Sox Community Report

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SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT JETBLUE PARK Spring comes early for the community in Fort

that helps families affected by Autism Spectrum

Myers, Florida when Red Sox camp officially

Disorder. On another spring afternoon, pitchers

opens at jetBlue Park each February. In 2018 as

Chris Sale joined Johnson, Scott and Kelly at the

part of the annual Lee County Week of Service,

Golisano Children’s Hospital, visiting pediatric

pitchers Brian Johnson and Robby Scott, along

patients’ bedsides. The annual Swings for the

with Red Sox front office members, played games

Sox golf tournament raised money for Lee County

and helped with school work at the African

Red Sox Scholarships bringing the five-year

Caribbean American Center (AFCAAM), while

total to $265,000, enough for 53 scholarships

Brock Holt and Joe Kelly made paintings and

of $5,000 each.

played kickball with Family Initiative, a group

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Special Thanks to our Donors* CHARITABLE DONORS 360 Destination Group The Acorn Foundation Air National Guard Joan & Bill Alfond American Student Assistance John Anderson Richie Andrews Aramark Sports & Entertainment Melissa Armata Jonathan Arnold Benjamin Asper BAE Systems Brendan Bailey Bank of America Barefoot Wines Chris Barr Stephen Barry The Baupost Group Lawrence Bavis Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Biogen Foundation BJs Wholesale Club Wayne Bloom Bloomingdale’s Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation, Inc Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation Boston Duck Tours Boston Red Sox Timothy Boucher G. Andy Boughton Brewster Ambulance Amy Brodeur Michael Brothwell Cindy Brown Roger Brown Burke Distributers Cheryl Cachat David Calvani David Camara CarGurus Michael Carrier John Casey The Charles E Harwood Trust Charles Engelhard Foundation Anmarie Ciccolo Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company Seth Cioffari Nicholas Collins Stephen Columbia Commonwealth Cares Construction Training LLC Corvias Foundation Coughlin Family Foundation Joseph Cozzolino Erin Crafts Cross Financial Corp William W Cruikshank CTP Boston 44

CVS CVS Health Foundation Dan & Terese Heintzelman Family Foundation Dana Farber Cancer Institute Daymark Solutions Dell Technologies Deloitte Thomas DiBenedetto Dirtywater Fund District 13 MBDL DLD Builders DMB Financial William Dodge George Dolbec Andrew Dolben David Dombrowski The Doris L. Benz Trust Charles Dumbaugh Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Michael & Donna Egan Elevate Communications Doug Emby ENGIE Ernst & Young ESPN FedEx Fenway Sports Management First Lieutenant Derek S Hines Memorial Fund Robert Fisher Brendan Fitzgerald Neil Flanigan Silvia Flavin Jason Flegler Robert Friedman Foley Hoag Ford Motor Company William Forest Courtney Forrester Forty Niners Football Company, LLC Foster-Miller Foundation To Be Named Later Franklin Sports Inc. Frederick O. Watson Foundation Fusion Academy Mariana Gay Shaun Gehring General Dynamics Electric Boat General Dynamics Mission Systems Gilbane Earl Gochey Maggie Gold Seelig Amy Golov Grant Thornton Phill Gross Jacqueline Gufrovich Carl Guild Vernon Hamel

Lawrence Hamelsky Charles Hamilton Joan Hamlett Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation Rich Hassan Deborah Heath-Maki Steve Heggelke Hertz Corporation Civic Action Fund Committee Highland Street Foundation Tom Holland James Holzman Homes for Heroes HP Hood Andrea Hoyt David Hummel Income Research & Management Ipswitch Inc J. Derenzo Co Rich Jackson jetBlue Airways Pliny Jewell IV JLL JM Cox Family Management, LLC J. Marshall Associates John Hancock John W. Henry Family Foundation Jones Day Jenny Joyce Kaspersky Lab,Inc. Kelleher Family Charitable Trust Kerri Kennedy Shazzia Khan KIND Snacks John King King-White Family Foundation, Inc. Seth Klarman Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Kohl’s Jason Kotowski Nick Kyratzis Lack and Cogan Gary Lanctot Jay Layden Learning By Giving Foundation Lee Memorial Health Systems Gregg Lemkau Janice Leone Letters Foundation Kara Libby Joseph Linnehan Live Nation Dana Lopes Michael Losa Derek Lowe Mike Lowell Christopher Lynch

The Lynch Family Charitable Foundation The Lynch Foundation MA Health Connector Major League Baseball Charities, Inc. Major League Basball Urban Youth Fund Arcangelo Mariano Isabella Mariano Phyllis Marino Ray Martin Matrix Capital Management Company LLC Erin Mazman Peter McAvoy Peter McCance The McCance Foundation Loretta McClary Robert McDonald Donna McGaughey Sean McGrail Theresa McGuinness Pamela McKinney Brendan J. McLane Michael Melisi The Mentor Network Group MetLife MGH MGM Mike Mikina John & Mary Mills George Mitchell William Mitchell Mohegan Sun Charles Moore Charles & Nancy Morrison Phillip Morse Stephen Mortimer Robert Mucci John Muckstadt Michael Muldowney Alison Murphy Thomas Murphy National Grid Neighborhood Health Plan NESN New Balance New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Jenny Noonan Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP Donald Ogden The O’Hanley Family Sean O’Neil Optum Pan Mass Challenge Partners Healthcare Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Foundation Robert Peck Philip Pelletier Perfect Game, Inc.

Tracy Pfister Ellen Plapinger Andrea Pollard Prime Motor Group Ellen Quinn Rafanelli Events Edward Ramsey Raytheon Red Sox Fantasy Camps Regina Pizzeria Frank Resnek Robert R McCormick Foundation Nathaniel Robinson Richard Roper Alex Buffett Rozek RSM Boston RTN Federal Credit Union Lori Russo Craig Ryan David Salem Sam Galloway Ford Inc. Saquish Foundation Herbert Sargent Jim Schlesinger Elaine Schneider Jack Sebastian Richard Shakter Shearman & Sterling LLP Nathaniel Sides Lucy Simonian Julia Steele Sudbury for Wounded Warriors Suffolk Samantha Sullivan Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Target Dominic Taverna Carole & Judith Taylor Teammates for Kids Foundation Ted Williams Museum Stacey Tempesta The 2nd Lt TJ McGrath Charitable Foundation Inc Carol Terry TJX Companies Trader Joe’s Robert Travaglini The Trust Family Foundation Twins Enterprise Inc. Tyco Integrated Security Theresa Vradenburg Herb Wagner Waste Pro Scott Wayne Werner Family Foundation Linda Whitlock Winter Wyman The Winter-Lehman Family Foundation Youk’s Kids Paula Zavrl Michael Ziering ZipCar

*We appreciate each and every donation. Due to space limitations we only display donations of $2,500 or more.


IN-KIND DONORS A&B Burgers Jessica Abrams Gregg Allen Aramark Sports & Entertainment Jonathan Arnold Jesse Baker Janet Baldassarre Karl Bandtel Barefoot Wines Jonathan Barry James Bertorelli William Bloom Christine Boe Francis Boggan Boloco Michael Bonney The Boston Beer Company Boston Beer Works Boston Parks & Rec Boston Red Sox Jackie Brenner John Cahaly David Camara Cask n’ Flagon Brenda & Michael Chartoff William W. Chin Chipotle John Chory Stephen Columbia John Connaughton Crane & Co. John Croteau William W. Cruikshank Jane Curtin Kalley Cutler Robert Day Anthony DeLuca Paul Deninger Adam DeSanctis Jennifer Dowdle Dennis Drinkwater Steve Eaves Jonah Egenolf Tom Feraco

Fresh Robert Friedlander Fuel America Game On Chad & Anne Gifford Janet Goldenberg Phill Gross Bern Haan Richard Hall Paul Hannigan Hotel Commonwealth Andrea Hoyt Paul Huchro Dan Ivascyn Jackrabbit Design jetBlue JNG Event Consulting Judith Jozefiak Morton Kahan Steven Karol KPMG Solomon Kumin Steven Lainoff Kathy Lane Frank Leighton Tom Leighton Keith Lemire Gregg Lemkau Mark Leventhal Elsie Levin Douglas Losordo Christopher Lynch John MacMillan Phyllis Marino Mario Russo Inc. George Massaro Brendan J. McLane Peter Mcteague Anthony Melfi Mark Messier Jonathan Miller Kyle Miller MiniLuxe Michele Mittelman Ashley Morris

Phillip Morse NESN New Balance N.J. Nicholas Thomas O’Connor Sean O’Donnell Panera Bread Anthony Parrelli Chris Pashos John Power PSAV Real Deal Regina Pizzeria Michael Rho Bill Richardson Stanley Riemer Richard Riordan Brett Robbins Steven Roberts William Rosensweig Steven Ruse Steven Samuel Christopher Sansoucie Joseph F. Savage Sheldon Scott Jack Sebastian Marc Seidner Scott Sisson James Skeffington Jeannette Skoropowski Paul Sullivan Ken Surabian Teddie’s Peanut Butter John Tresca Charles Tyler Rene Umanzor United Liquors Tom Wagner John Waldron Robert Webster John M. White Richard Wilcon Timothy Wilde Reed Woodworth Yard House Zipcar

RED SOX FOUNDATION STAFF Rebekah Salwasser Executive Director

Michael Blume

Program Specialist

Kirsten Martin

Senior Development Officer

Kathy Meins

Executive Assistant

Rico Mochizuki

Assistant Director, Programs & Operations

Francesca Pelletier Events Coordinator

Tyler Petropulos

Senior Manager of Programs

Brad Schoonmaker Director of Programs

Jake Siemering

Development Coordinator

Blondin St. Jusme Fellow

Emily Van Dam

Accounting Manager

Jeff White Treasurer

Lidia Zayas

Program Specialist


Vice President, Community, Alumni & Player Relations

Sarah Narracci

Senior Director, Community & Player Relations

Kathryn Quirk

Community Partnerships & Player Relations Manager

Sheri Rosenberg

Alumni & Player Relations Manager

Olivia Irving

Community Relations Coordinator


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2018 Red Sox Community Report  

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