Small businesses in Boston have chance to win $10,000

Mastercard and Major League Baseball launch Home Team Advantage contest

July 28th, 2021

Owners of small businesses in Boston have the chance to win a $10,000 grant, a trip for two to a World Series game and more by entering Mastercard and MLB’s Home Team Advantage Small Business Contest between now and Sunday, August 1.

Officially launched during this year’s All-Star Game to help small businesses in select MLB cities grow and thrive, the Home Team Advantage contest was created to give home grown businesses a major win with financial support, incredible experiences, hosting opportunities and customized stadium signage at Fenway Park.

The one-of-a-kind prize package also features exclusive resources such as a Mastercard Digital Doors™ tool kit including mentorship and digital tools to help businesses enhance and grow their business.

“Mastercard has been an incredible partner to Major League Baseball for more than two decades and we take a lot of pride in this great relationship that we’ve forged together,” said Noah Garden, MLB Chief Revenue Officer. “The partnership between Mastercard and MLB has truly evolved over the years as technology and our fans’ habits have evolved. Mastercard helped us bring new payment technologies to the forefront for our fans over the years and we are going to continually innovate this space together for the benefit of baseball fans everywhere.”

“While small businesses had to contend with extreme challenges throughout the pandemic, they demonstrated exceptional resilience and determination in the process,” said Cheryl Guerin, EVP Marketing and Communications in North America for Mastercard. “Alongside our partners at MLB, we’re committed to celebrating and supporting the small businesses that serve as the backbone of our communities and are thrilled to provide the resources and digital tools to help them continue to grow and thrive.”

All owners of small businesses in Boston are encouraged to submit an official contest entry and create a brief PDF presentation in order to be eligible for selection. Five finalists will earn the chance to participate in a virtual business pitch and also receive an invitation for themselves and four guests to attend a group dinner at Fenway Park, where the Grand Prize winner will be selected.

Please see the Official Contest Rules for details. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents who are 18+ and the principal owner of a U.S.-based small business in Boston. Ends Aug. 1.