$65,000 in scholarship funds raised at annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament­


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 24 2016) – The Boston Red Sox Foundation, in partnership with the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., will once again be awarding 13 $5,000 scholarships in spring 2017 to one deserving student from each of the 13 public high schools in Lee County.

Applications are now open and are available to local Lee County public high school seniors by contacting the school’s guidance counselor or Alicia Miller at Alicia@leeschoolfoundation.org or 239-337-0433.

Applications are due by Monday, Dec. 19.

Scholarship funds are raised from proceeds of the Red Sox annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament.

“We are proud to be able to harness the passion our fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive change in our communities,” said Katie Haas, vice president of Florida business operations for the Red Sox. “Education is an important area of focus for our foundation and we are excited to see the funds from our annual golf tournament awarded locally to our promising students who will be this community’s next leaders.”

The Red Sox Foundation’s fifth annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament activities held in October raised more than $80,000. The first five years of the local tournament has raised $260,000 for local nonprofits.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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.