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05/12/2010 10:52 AM ET
Have lunch with David, raise funds for kids in need
Celebrate launch of Big Papi's Kitchen Peach Mango Salsa

The new Peach Mango Salsa complements the Big Papi En Fuego Hot Sauce line.
The new Peach Mango Salsa complements the Big Papi En Fuego Hot Sauce line. (David Ortiz Children's Fund)
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BOSTON -- Eat, drink and be merry and help children in need at the same time. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will host an Eat n' Greet at Big Papi's Grille in Framingham, Mass.

The lunch event takes place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET, and funds raised will benefit the David Ortiz Children's Fund. The event will launch the new Peach Mango Salsa, the latest product from Big Papi's Kitchen. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at Big Papi's Grille, by calling 212-461-4083 or online at www.DavidOrtizChildrensFund.org/eatngreet.

The David Ortiz Children's Fund began as a way for David to help children in his home country of the Dominican Republic. The Fund is proud to partner with Heart Care Dominicana, International Hospital for Children and the Massachusetts General Hospital to fulfill its life-saving mission, linking pediatric critical care services to children in need. To date, the Fund has raised over $1 million for children in New England and the Dominican Republic and has given life, health and hope to critically ill Dominican children.

On May 27, David Ortiz continues his charitable ways, hosting the Eat n' Greet to raise money for the David Ortiz Children's Fund. The lunch will feature a photo opportunity with Big Papi, lunch provided by Big Papi's Grille, an auction and a raffle.

The Eat n' Greet will also serve as the launch event for Big Papi's Kitchen new Peach Mango Salsa. The 100-percent all-natural, no preservatives gourmet Peach Mango Salsa, contains only the finest and freshest ingredients and complements the Big Papi En Fuego Hot Sauce line, which made its debut last summer. A portion of all proceeds from the Peach Mango Salsa and the Big Papi En Fuego Hot Sauce benefit the David Ortiz Children's Fund.

For those who can't make it to the Eat n' Greet, they can still contribute to the David Ortiz Children's Fund by purchasing a raffle ticket for their chance to win David Ortiz autographed memorabilia and Big Papi's Kitchen new Peach Mango Salsa. Raffle tickets are $10 and are available online at www.DavidOrtizChildrensFund.org/eatngreet.

Five grand-prize winners will receive a prize package that includes one baseball bat autographed by Ortiz, one baseball autographed by Ortiz and one jar of Big Papi's Kitchen new Peach Mango Salsa.

About the David Ortiz Children's Fund: The David Ortiz Children's Fund (DOCF) is committed to helping children in New England and the Dominican Republic that do not have access to the critical pediatric services they need. The DOCF is proud to partner with Massachusetts General Hospital to fulfill its mission in New England and with Heart Care Dominicana and International Hospital for Children to fulfill its mission in the Dominican Republic.

These organizations are committed to healing as many children as possible by providing critical pediatric health care. Working together, these organizations are increasing the number of children that will receive lifesaving services. For more information on the David Ortiz Children's Fund, please visit www.DavidOrtizChildrensFund.org.




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