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Red Sox engage in eleven days of community efforts

BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox Foundation and the club's Community Relations Department today begin 11 days of charitable events and programs. The Red Sox play the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, and Seattle Mariners during a homestand that begins tonight and concludes August 24.

CVS Hitting Clinic, Thursday, August 14

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Red Sox Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Rodriguez, in partnership with CVS, will host a hitting clinic for children at Fenway Park starting at 11:30 a.m.

Napoli's Bearded Bunch, Thursday, August 14

Mike Napoli will host and meet with patients and families from Boston Children's Hospital before the Red Sox-Astros game as part of his "Bearded Bunch" program for kids who are being treated at this facility.

Red Sox Hall of Fame Luncheon, Thursday, August 14

Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, and Joe Castiglione will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame at a Fenway Park luncheon taking place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The inductees will also participate in a pre-game ceremony before tonight's 7:10 p.m. Red Sox-Astros game.

CVS Hitting Clinic, Friday, August 15

Red Sox Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Rodriguez, in partnership with CVS, will host a hitting clinic for children at Fenway Park starting at 11:30 a.m.

Make-A-Wish, Friday, August 15

William Kwapil, a 19-year-old with heart disease from Greensboro, North Carolina, will be visiting Fenway Park fulfilling his wish to meet David Ortiz. The club routinely partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make such dreams come true.

Brock Holt Appearance, Saturday, August 16

Brock Holt will make an appearance at the Sports Authority in Somerville from 11 a.m.-noon. 

John Farrell Attends SABR Seminar, Saturday, August 16

John Farrell will appear at the Sabermetrics, Scouting, and Science of Baseball Seminar at Boston University from 12-12:30 p.m. benefiting the Jimmy Fund.

Greene Family to be Honored, Saturday, August 16

The family of Major General Harold "Harry" J. Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier earlier this month, will be honored during Saturday's Red Sox-Astros game. Present for the tribute will be Major General Greene's wife, retired Army Colonel Susan Myers, daughter Amelia Greene, and son Army First Lieutenant Matthew Greene and his wife Kasandra. The family will be honored at the bottom of the 5th inning in a special "Hats off to Hero's" tribute.

Napoli's Bearded Bunch, Monday, August 18

Mike Napoli will host and meet with patients and families from Boston Children's Hospital before the Red Sox-Angels game as part of his "Bearded Bunch" program for kids who are being treated at this facility.

CVS Hitting Clinic, Tuesday, August 19

Red Sox Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Rodriguez, in partnership with CVS, will host a hitting clinic for children at Fenway Park starting at 11:30 a.m.

Sox Talk, Tuesday, August 19

Red Sox players and coaches will participate in a baseball clinic with children at Garvey Park in Dorchester from noon - 1:30 p.m. as part of the Boston Parks & Recreation Department's "Sox Talk" program. 

Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, August 19 and 20

The 13th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place at Fenway Park on Tuesday, August 19, and Wednesday, August 20, in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

PLAY Campaign, Wednesday, August 20

As part of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society's (PBATS) PLAY Campaign (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth), approximately 80 children will take part in a clinic that raises awareness for child health issues, including obesity. The children will take part in activity stations on the field starting at 10 a.m. and will be addressed by a Red Sox player at noon. Since its creation in 2004, PLAY has traveled to all 30 Major League ballparks and held more than 150 events to reach thousands of kids nationwide.

Red Sox Scholars Back-to-School Shopping at Target and Uniqlo, Wednesday, August 20

Target and Uniqlo will be helping Red Sox Scholars with back-to-school shopping on Wednesday, August 20. From 8:30-9:45 a.m., Scholars will pick up backpacks filled with school supplies at Target in the South Bay Plaza in Dorchester. The students will then have an opportunity to shop for clothing at Uniqlo's Faneuil Hall Market Place pop-up store from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow will help the kids pick out clothes in Faneuil Hall from 11:15-11:45 a.m.  

Sox Talk, Wednesday, August 20

Red Sox players and coaches will participate in a baseball clinic with children at Ryan Park in Charlestown from noon - 1:30 p.m. as part of the Boston Parks & Recreation Department's "Sox Talk" program. 

Papi's Pals, Wednesday, August 20

A group of children from MassGeneral Hospital for Children will meet with David Ortiz and enjoy the game courtesy of the slugger's program for kids who are being treated at the facility

Flyin' Hawaiian All Stars, Wednesday, August 20

As part of Shane Victorino's ticket program for kids, a group of children from the Red Sox Foundation's RBI Program will be hosted at Fenway Park. 

Player/Fan Photo Day, Wednesday, August 20

On Wednesday, August 20, the club will host Player/Fan Photo Sessions at the Souvenir Store on Yawkey Way, where fans can meet and take photos with "a player to be named later" following batting practice.

Napoli's Bearded Bunch, Thursday, August 21

Mike Napoli will host and meet with patients and families from Boston Children's Hospital before the Red Sox-Angels game as part of his "Bearded Bunch" program for kids who are being treated at this facility.

CVS Hitting Clinic, Thursday, August 21 & Friday, August 22

On August 21 and 22, Red Sox Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Rodriguez, in partnership with CVS, will host a hitting clinic for children at Fenway Park starting at 11:30 a.m.

Make-A-Wish, Sunday, August 24

In conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Quentin Rios, a 3-year-old with a brain tumor from San Francisco, California, will fulfill his wish of attend a Red Sox game on August 24.   

Picnic in the Park, Sunday, August 24

The homestand concludes with Picnic in the Park, the annual charitable fundraiser hosted by the Red Sox players and their wives benefitting two of the Red Sox Foundation's charitable programs, the Red Sox Scholars and Red Sox RBI and Rookie League inner city youth baseball programs. The fan-friendly event, which will be held one hour after the conclusion of the Sunday, August 24, Red Sox-Seattle game, allows fans to enjoy a BBQ picnic on the field, a chance to get autographs from current Red Sox players, and the opportunity to bid on unique items and experiences during a live auction.

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