In my collection, I currently have every Red Sox Media Guide dating back to 1998. I love flipping through them to see what tidbits they contain. I figured that if I liked it, you might enjoy taking a look along with me. So, I had a not-so- random number generator select a page from the 2011 edition to talk about today.
It selected page 8
Page 8 talks about the Red Sox foundation. One of the unusual aspects of the sale of the Red Sox to the Henry group was that the Yawkey Foundation was a charitable organization. As the sale was finalized, this led to the creation of the Red Sox Foundation to offset any charitable losses as a result of the sale. Since then, the Foundation has grown and grown.
The page talks about the Foundation being involved in five main programs, including the Red Sox Scholars, Rookie and RBI Youth Baseball Leagues, and the Home Base Program. Of particular interest today, the Home Base program provides evaluations, support services and care for veterans with PTSD and TBI. The Run to Home Base is a 9K fundraising run ending at home plate in Fenway. In 2010 the run raised $2.5 million.
Interested in donating? Click the links to reach the Red Sox Foundation, or the Run to Home Base specifically.
Of course, all that information can be found on the Media Guide page, along with lots of other great information.
Just like every page.
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