The Cody Camp Memorial Field
January 15, 2007
The Cody Camp Memorial Field announced to that it has received a cash donation from The Boston Red Sox Foundation the philanthropic arm of the Boston Red Sox. In addition, the Boston Red Sox Foundation is dispatching a team from its video production department to do a story on the field to be aired on its “Red Sox in the Community” program on Sunday nights at 8pm on both NESN and UPN 38. According to Vanessa Leyvas, Director of Community Relations for the Boston Red Sox, depending on scheduling the Red Sox will also work on getting a current or former player to attend the grand opening of the field. Wally the team mascot was also mentioned as a potential participant in the opening. For more information please contact The Cody Camp Memorial Field Foundation at 860-537-1823 or Vanessa Leyvas, Director of Community Relations at the Boston Red Sox Foundation 617-226-6717.
About The Boston Red Sox Foundation
The Red Sox Foundation is committed to using the power of Red Sox Nation to create new and strengthened community partnerships that will improve the lives of children and adults across New England. The Foundation's efforts are primarily focused on improving health, educational and recreational opportunities, as well as social service programs in urban neighborhoods.
Initially funded through generous donations from the team's owners and partners, the Red Sox Foundation is a 501c3 federally recognized nonprofit, and the cornerstone of Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President/CEO Larry Lucchino's charitable commitment to this community and families throughout New England.
Indeed, the strong sense of teamwork shared by Red Sox supporters and the team's corporate partners has helped the Red Sox Foundation generate over $8 million in donations to a wide variety of charities and non-profit programs over the past three years. Although a relatively new player on Boston's philanthropic scene, the Red Sox Foundation has already become the largest sports foundation in New England and in all of Major League Baseball.
Foundation President Bob McGovern states "We are extremly excited about the Boston Red Sox Foundation's support in this endeavor"
For more information, please visit the Web site at redsoxfoundation.org