August 5, 2012

Connecting Children and the Red Sox

As the official airline of the Red Sox, we’re proud to support the team’s official charity, the Red Sox Foundation. The organization implements many initiatives which channel local passion for the Red Sox into positive causes—in fact, you may have heard about its work with the Jimmy Fund, and how we got involved to help support its fight against cancer. More recently, we partnered with the Red Sox Foundation to transport children to a tournament in New York, part of the organization’s work with RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).

RBI was started by Major League Baseball and connects children from economically disadvantaged areas with baseball. The program promotes positive self-esteem, conflict resolution, and resistance to substance abuse. It recently organized the Northeast Regional All Star Baseball and Softball Tournament, and through our Red Sox partnership, we flew 40 children and coaches from BOS to the tournament’s home base in New York. Wally the Green Monster, the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox, came to Logan to send the kids off and wish them luck in the tournament!

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