August 21, 2012
The BoSox Club, the official fan club of the Boston Red Sox, is excited to announce that they have partnered with the Red Sox Foundation to support the Summer Camp Scholarships for youngsters in the team charity’s Reviving Baseball in Inner-cities and Red Sox Scholar Programs.
Funded by the BoSox Club and underscoring the nonprofit’s long time commitment to baseball and community service, the campers will attend two Massachusetts youth baseball camps.
BoSox Club President Steve Dukeman said “The summer camp program for young ball players has been a longstanding tradition of the BoSox club. Joining with the Red Sox foundation we are pleased to be sending deserving girls and boys to a week of softball and baseball camp. This will be a great experience for them and will certainly sharpen their skills and love of the game.”
“All of us at the Boston Red Sox are honored to have Bo Sox Club members at the heart of Red Sox Nation in supporting the team each season,” said Red Sox Sr. VP Meg Vaillancourt, who also serves as Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation. “But we are especially grateful to the generous members for opening the doors to summer camp for kids who love baseball, but could never afford to attend otherwise. This is the first “away camp” experience most of these youngsters have experienced, and to know that it comes from the Bo Sox Club makes them feel a true part of the Red Sox Family. The Red Sox and the team charity are fortunate to have such a strong and generous fan base that demonstrates its spirit far beyond the baselines.”
Eight Red Sox Foundation program girls aged 11 to 15 years old will be attending the Revolution Softball Camp being held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield CT in July. In addition, twelve boys involved with the team charity program’s aged 10 to 15 years old will be attending the Dustin Pedroia Camp at Stonehill College in North Easton, MA, which is run by the RBI Academy of Foxboro, MA in August.
Established in 1967, the BoSox Club was originally formed to assist the Red Sox in ticket sales and team promotion, and over the years has grown to become the dynamic organization it is today. Traditionally, the BoSox Club has raised funds both inside and outside its membership to support many worthy causes including the Red Sox Foundation, the Jimmy Fund and New England amateur baseball organizations.
The Red Sox Foundation is the award-winning team charity of the Boston Red Sox founded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President and CEO Larry Lucchino and their partners when they acquired the team in 2002. In the past 10 years, the Red Sox Foundation has become one of the most admired sports charities in the nation, winning both the Patterson Award for “Best Team Charity in Sports’’ from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the first-ever MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.