Boston, MA – The Red Sox Foundation, in partnership with Ascend Fundraising Solutions, will guarantee a $50,000 Opening Week jackpot for the team’s 50/50 Raffle. Raffle ticket sales are now open and will close Thursday, April 8, at 11:59pm.
The Opening Week raffle proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to increase opportunities for underserved youth to participate in baseball and softball throughout Red Sox Nation.
The 50/50 Raffle is available during every Red Sox home game at Fenway Park and helps raise critical funds for the Red Sox Foundation’s charitable programs and partners. Tickets may also be purchased online at redsox.com/5050 or in person at Fenway Park for the duration of the Raffle. To participate, fans must be located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Half the net proceeds posted at each game go to the winning ticket holder.
Official 50/50 Raffle rules for Opening Week can be found by clicking here.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,900 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 $152 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 24,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 19,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 313 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 2,000 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.