Monies raised benefit scholarships for local high-school students

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 8, 20117) – The Red Sox Foundation’s recent online auction and Ultimate Red Sox Raffle raised $29,195 to help fund scholarships for local high school students. 

From Oct. 30 through Nov. 6, more than 30 unique items were available and ranged from experiences including watching an inning of a 2018 Red Sox Spring Training Game in a suite with Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Tim Wakefield to tickets and airfare to the 2018 CMA festival in Nashville. Other packages include theme park tickets, hotel stays, autographed memorabilia, golf outings, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities during the 2018 Spring Training Season including throwing out a ceremonial pitch, serving as a game assistant, announcing the Red Sox lineup and a private meet and greet with Wally the Green Monster.

Earlier in the Fall, the ultimate Red Sox fan experience raffle included a trip for four to Boston with four roundtrip airline tickets on JetBlue Airways, a two-night stay at the Hotel Commonwealth, tickets to two games at Fenway Park including seats on the Green Monster and a VIP Tour and dinner in the State Street Pavilion at Fenway Park. Only 100 raffle tickets were sold at $75 each.

All proceeds from both events went to support the Lee County Red Sox Foundation’s scholarship fund.

The Lee County Red Sox Scholarship is in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Each year, the Red Sox Foundation awards a $5,000 college scholarship to one deserving student from each of the 13 public high schools in Lee County.

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.