FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Party in the Park passes, which include entry into JetBlue Park, lunch on the Green Monster provided by Rib City and batting practice swings on the field are still available for purchase for the 2nd Annual Party in the Park on Friday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Passes for the Party in the Park are $50 per adult, and children younger than 12 are $25 each.

Guests will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field at JetBlue Park, tour the facility and bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items and raffle prizes including weekend getaways, Players Championship passes at TPC Sawgrass, an opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Red Sox Spring Training game and a meet-and-greet with Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Former Red Sox pitcher and 2004 World Series hero, Derek Lowe, will also be on site signing autographs.

All funds raised will be used by the Red Sox Foundation to support the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

Last year’s inaugural event raised more than $23,000, and two local non-profits, the Heights Foundation and the Children’s Home Society, each received $10,000 from the tournament proceeds.

“Our Party in the Park is a great way for guests to support our local public schools while enjoying a great afternoon at the ballpark,” said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Boston Red Sox.

“The Boston Red Sox organization naturally understands the meaning of team work and how it takes a team working together to succeed. The same concept applies to making sure our public-school students achieve at their highest potential,” said Marshall T. Bower, president and CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. “Working together, our community can help students and teachers excel, and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is proud to work with the Boston Red Sox to help us succeed in our mission of enhancing and enriching public education.”

Presenting sponsors for this year’s event are Hertz Corporation, Marco Island Marriott and Florida Gulf Coast University. Other sponsors include WCI Communities, Lee Memorial Health System, CVS Caremark, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Construction, Pool Pros, Merrill Lynch and Rib City.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.

For more information, call 239-226-4783 or email