The Girls of Summer event is geared toward the amazing women of Red Sox Nation. This all-day event includes clinics with Red Sox coaches, behind the scenes tour of Fenway Park, a question and answer session with Red Sox players and front office staff and much more.
Red Sox Community Events
The Red Sox, the American Red Cross and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center join forces each September 11th to honor the memory of those lost in 2001. On the tenth anniversary of the attacks, Fenway Park played host to the largest one day Blood Drive event, collecting a record breaking 1,811 units of lifesaving blood.
The Red Sox are proud to partner with Action for Boston Community Development on its annual "Field of Dreams" fundraiser. For the past 20 years, local businesses have formed teams and enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to play at Fenway Park. Corporate teams match up at Fenway and support ABCD's SummerWorks program, which places low income Boston youth in paying jobs while providing them with mentoring, career readiness and life skills. Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $5 million.
Since 1969, the Red Sox have welcomed regional Babe Ruth Coaches to participate in a panel discussion with members of the Red Sox coaching staff. Later in the day the coaches are invited back to watch the game. Coaches should contact their local Babe Ruth chapter for information on how to attend the clinic. In September, before a game the Red Sox honor the New England Babe Ruth Champions in both baseball and softball.
The Boston Red Sox annually recognize the members of our community for the encouragements and contributions they make every day to improving the lives of people with disabilities. These individuals have committed themselves to the comfort, equality and future of the disabled members of the community. Those elected are recognized on-field during the pre-game ceremonies.
The Boston Red Sox, the Genesis Foundation for Children and Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski are proud to host this special event. Children are invited to Fenway to participate in on-field activities, including hitting from home plate, pitching for speed and accuracy near the bullpens and fielding fly balls off the Green Monster.
Since 1953, the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund have been a team, working in support of cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since 2002, the Red Sox have participated in the WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, helping to raise millions of dollars to support the cause. The two-day event features interviews with Red Sox ownership and players, celebrity guests as well as compelling stories from patients and doctors.
The Red Sox also host Fantasy Day at Fenway Park presented by John Hancock. The event gives baseball fans of all ages the opportunity to get involved in the fight against cancer while living out their dreams on the field. Participants are invited to hit from home plate and take exclusive tours.
In addition to these fundraising events, the Red Sox host Jimmy Fund patients at Fenway Park and JetBlue Park at Fenway South. The children have the opportunity to watch batting practice, meet players and enjoy the game from a suite.
The Red Sox annually recognizes the impact created by Mass Mentoring Partnership during a special pregame ceremony and welcome mentors and mentees from mentoring programs across Massachusetts to attend a game.
Each year, the PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign hosts an event at Fenway Park. The morning activities feature a representative from the Taylor Hooton Foundation teaching the group about the dangers of performance enhancing drug use and giving a lesson on how steroids can affect the body. The participants are then split into three groups and run through multiple stations hosted by members of Boston's training staff. Following the drills, the groups participate in a question and answer session with select Red Sox players.