BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox will bring the warmth and cheer of the holiday season to Red Sox Nation with the 2013 Holiday Trophy Caravan, which will bring the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies to Boston-area schools and hospitals, and give fans the opportunity to win a "Red Sox Holiday Pop Up Party" at work. The Holiday Trophy Caravan will take place Wednesday, December 11, through Friday, December 13.
The tour begins with visits to three Boston Public Schools that were chosen through social media after teachers and administrators were asked to explain why their classroom and students deserve to be selected. The schools will be surprised with visits throughout the day on Wednesday.
The trophies will go from the classroom to the streets on Thursday with the launch of the "One Duck Open Sleigh," a Duck Boat with trophies, tickets, Wally the Green Monster, and World Series memorabilia to give away. In the morning, the "One Duck Open Sleigh" will stop at South Station where morning commuters will have an opportunity to get their pictures taken with the trophies.
On Thursday afternoon, the "One Duck Open Sleigh" will visit three Boston-area businesses for a "Red Sox Pop Up Holiday Party," where the winning offices will receive an office-wide holiday photo with the World Series trophies and a visit from Wally the Green Monster. Additionally, each office will receive 20 tickets to a Red Sox game in 2014 along with merchandise and memorabilia from the 2013 World Series. Businesses can tweet @redsox using the hashtag #WeWantTheTrophies explaining why their office deserves to be chosen.
In addition to school and office visits, the three trophies and members of the 2013 Red Sox Championship team will visit patients at area hospitals on Thursday, December 12, and Friday, December 13. Red Sox players and uniformed personnel that will participate at various times include pitchers Craig Breslow, Brandon Workman, and Drake Britton, catcher Ryan Lavarnway, Pitching Coach Juan Nieves, Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Rodriguez, and Bullpen Coach Dana LeVangie.
Hospital visits include stops at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox, Shriners Hospital for Children, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund Clinic, and Children's Hospital Boston. A list of dates and times for each hospital visit is attached along with corresponding media relations contacts.
The Holiday Trophy Caravan leads up to Christmas at Fenway, which is the first chance to purchase Red Sox tickets for the 2014 regular season. Tickets are available starting on 10 a.m. on Saturday online at redsox.com, by phone at 888-REDSOX6, and at the 11th Annual Christmas at Fenway event.