Tom Feurig (president and CEO of Goodwill), Katie Haas (Red Sox) and Beth Lobdell (CCSWFL)
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2014) – The Boston Red Sox recently donated $7,500 to three local nonprofits as a follow-up to its fourth annual week of giving back to communities in Southwest Florida.
In February, Red Sox uniformed personnel and front-office staff spent two afternoons volunteering with Child Care of Southwest Florida, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. Red Sox volunteers were involved in a variety of activities at each location including planting, trimming and general clean up of a butterfly garden, interacting with youth, helping stuff emergency weekend backpacks with food for local students and helping collect donations.
Each of these organizations received a donation of $2,500.
“For many years we have supported various fundraisers in Southwest Florida, and four years ago, we began adding additional activities to highlight the good work of organizations in Lee County that, every day, are serving people here who are most in need,” said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations. “This year we branched out even farther into the community to celebrate the third year of JetBlue Park and Fenway South and spend time helping even more of our community neighbors.”
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.