Voting for Red Sox Foundation's "Impact" awards supporting New England charities starts today
The Red Sox Foundation today launched voting for the third annual "IMPACT" Awards (Inspiring More Philanthropy Across Charities Together), which provides Red Sox fans in the five New England states outside of Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite local non-profits and decide which organizations will be awarded grants.
The foundation will donate a total of $75,000 with votes determining a first, second, and third place winner in each of the five states. First place winners will receive a $10,000 award and check presentation during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park, tickets to a game, recognition on the team and foundation websites, and air time to promote their charity during a game in the NESN broadcast booth.
Charities with the second and third most votes will receive grants of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively, along with additional benefits. To be eligible, charities must be 501(c)(3) non-profits in good standing whose work is consistent with the Red Sox Foundation's mission of serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children, families and veterans in need across New England.
IMPACT Award voting for all five states starts today on redsox.com/impact. The voting deadline for every state except New Hampshire is Monday July 24. New Hampshire's voting deadline is a week earlier on Monday, July 17.
To date, the Red Sox Foundation has donated over $95 million to charities across New England and in support of its own cornerstone programs. The annual Red Sox Foundation Community Report, released today, illustrates the foundation's programs and beneficiaries. The report is available online on redsoxfoundation.org.