BOSTON, MA – To celebrate 10 successful years of the Home Base Program and the 10th Annual Run To Home Base event at Fenway Park, the Red Sox Foundation, in partnership with Ascend Fundraising Solutions, is guaranteeing a $250,000 jackpot for the 50/50 Raffle taking place during the upcoming Red Sox-Yankees series.
Fans will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets over a 9-day period online at redsox.com/5050 from July 19-27. Fans attending the Red Sox-Yankees series taking place July 25-27 will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets at Fenway Park. The raffle will close at the end of the 6th inning of the July 27 game, and a single winning number for the entire 9-day raffle will be posted online in the middle of the 7th inning of that game.
The 50/50 Raffle is a fundraising tool for the Foundation and is available during every Red Sox home game at the ballpark, as well as online for fans located in Massachusetts. Half the net proceeds generated from the raffle go to the winning ticket holder. The other half goes to the Red Sox Foundation to support their charitable programs, partners, and grants programs. A portion of the proceeds from the $250,000 jackpot will directly benefit Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program serving veterans suffering from PTSD and other invisible wounds of war.
In addition to being available online and at the ballpark during the Yankees Series games, raffle tickets may be purchased in person at Fenway Park on July 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from July 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Red Sox Foundation offices located at 4 Jersey Street.
To participate, fans must be in the State of Massachusetts and at least eighteen (18) years of age. Please see official rules for full details.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,680 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused 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 $135 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 15,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 17,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped close to 300 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 700 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.