The Red Sox Novatos ticket program welcomes inner-city Latino youth to Fenway Park for a chance to watch batting practice, meet with some Spanish speaking and Latino players, and stay for the game.
For the past four years, Jackie has served as Captain of the Red Sox Scholars program, acting as an advocate and ambassador. Jackie's wife, Erin, has participated in the Red Sox Scholar interview program and both have attended the Back to School shopping event in August. Every Friday home game, Jackie hosts a Red Sox Scholar. The Scholar and guests watch the Red Sox take batting practice and meet Jackie prior to the game.
Throughout the season, Red Sox players take time to visit patients at nearby hospitals, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital. During December, Red Sox players participate in the Holiday Caravan. The two-day event features visits to Boston area hospitals spreading holiday cheer and gifts to patients.
IBEW hosts local youth groups to attend five games throughout the season. The kids receive t-shirts and goodie bags from IBEW and the Red Sox, watch batting practice from the warning track, and meet with Red Sox players before the game.
Red Sox player's wives and girlfriends play an important role in community outreach efforts with their commitment to many important causes. They actively support the Red Sox Foundation by volunteering and participating in events like the Run to Home Base and Fenway to the Runway. The ladies generously donate their time to the Jimmy Fund as well scooping ice cream at their Scooper Bowl and answering phones at the Annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
One home Sunday a month Chris purchases a suite for veterans and their families and patients from local children's hospitals. The group has the opportunity to spend some time with Chris before the game, receiving autographs and photos.
Christmas in July
For the past two seasons Mitch and Susannah Moreland have organized a “Christmas in July’ collection for Boston Children’s Hospital. Fans donated toys and craft items for infants, toddlers and teens during a series at Fenway Park. Mitch and Susannah, along with fellow teammates and wives, then delivered the toys to the hospital and spent the morning visiting patients.
Teammates for Kids
In 2019, the Red Sox, along with the other 29 MLB clubs supported childhood hunger prevention efforts in partnership with Big League Impact & Garth Brooks “Teammates for Kids Foundation”. The Home Plate project is dedicated to fighting childhood hunger. Red Sox player ambassadors, Nathan Eovaldi and Mitch Moreland, supported the project both monetarily and with a visit to the Greater Boston Food Bank.