Friday, October 19, 2018

Red Sox Spirit Day 200K Pledge

The Boston Red Sox not only clinched the American League Championship last night, they also made a $200,000 pledge to support its neighborhood LGBTQ health center Fenway Health on “Spirit Day” the global LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign during National Bullying Prevention Month. The donation will benefit Fenway Health’s youth anti-bullying & anti-violence programs including its Violence Recovery Program & the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center which provides safe non-judgmental care for young people ages 12 – 29. Sam Kennedy Red Sox President & CEO stated, “Spirit Day is meant to bring attention & awareness to bullying among LGBTQ youth & there is no better way to affect real change related to this kind of abuse – whether its verbal or physical – than by supporting the great work being done right in our own neighborhood at Fenway Health. We are lucky to have a facility in our community with the highest level of leadership & expertise in this area & are thankful to Mike & Christina Gordon for their partnership, generosity & thoughtfulness around this important topic Billy Bean Major League Baseball Vice President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner concluded, “I am so proud of the Boston Red Sox who are commemorating their support of Spirit Day by making an incredibly generous donation to Fenway Health. This gift will impact many people in need who receive life-saving treatment & care at this wonderful facility. It will also bring great visibility to this important day & support to LGBTQ youth who are disproportionately singled out as the target of bullying throughout the U.S.” All we can add is Go Red Sox!!
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