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.
Mookie Betts and One Mission partnered with Pitching in for Kids on the inaugural Mookie's Big League Bowl event in Boston during the 2017 season. The event raised funds to help children throughout the New England area.
For the past two 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.
Brock Holt has served as Captain of the Jimmy Fund, advocating on their behalf. Brock has made numerous visits to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute forming close bonds with many of the patients he visits. He spends time with them during their trips to Fenway Park and has made monetary donations to the cause as well. Every Tuesday home game, Brock hosts a patient from the Jimmy Fund as part of his Brock's Stars program. The group has the opportunity to watch batting practice and meet Brock.
David founded Project One Four in 2008. The Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth. The focus is on supporting community programs and organizations that promote growth in youth through learning life skills in a safe supportive environment. In the spring of 2017, a miracle league field opened in TN, thanks in part to David and Project One Four.
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.
The Red Sox host multiple guests from Make-A-Wish during the season. In 2017, the Red Sox welcomed children from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and South Dakota who wished to meet either Mookie Betts or Dustin Pedroia. In addition, David Price hosted a child in spring training who wished to receive a pitching lesson.
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.
Throughout the season, Rick donates his personal Dell EMC tickets to deserving children and their families, giving them an opportunity to experience games at Fenway Park.
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.