We enthusiastically support several charities, including the Fenway Park Living Museum Fund, The Red Sox Foundation and the PawSox / Skeffington Charitable Foundation.
The mission of Fenway Park Living Museum Fund, is to support Fenway Park's continued preservation and to make Fenway Park's rich history accessible to fans and the general public by supporting the collection, preservation, safeguarding and display of historic materials. The Fenway Park Living Museum collection is available for viewing to the general public year-round through Fenway Park tours. Beginning in 2012, we have lent a rotating group of game used Red Sox baseball bats and catchers equipment for display by the Fund in the Royal Rooters Club at Fenway Park and part of the Fenway Park Tours.
Also, many of the items in the collection, particularly in the catchers collection, were purchased through the charity auctions run by The Red Sox Foundation. The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox with its primary focus being serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families in need across New England. A registered 501(c)3 charity, the Foundation was founded in 2002, and raises money in part through special fundraising events held in association with the Red Sox players and their wives. The Foundation has become the largest professional sports charity in New England and one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.
The Red Sox Foundation supports a wide variety of nonprofits and programs, including:
The Jimmy Fund
Dimock Community Health Center
Red Sox Scholars
Youth baseball programs, including RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) and Red Sox Rookie Leagues
The Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program
Finally, we also support the PawSox / Skeffington Charitable Foundation. The Pawsox renamed their charitable foundation in honor of former club president Jim Skeffington, who passed away suddenly in May of 2015.
"Jim Skeffington was one of the most compassionate and generous people I have ever known," said Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino at the time of the renaming. "In recognition of the important work he did both publicly and privately to serve and support Rhode Island's many charitable institutions, it seemed a fitting tribute to name the club's foundation after him. We will revive and reinvigorate our efforts and our outreach throughout Rhode Island, and we will do our best to honor the spirit and example he set."
The PawSox established the club's charity in 1999 under the stewardship of the Mondor family. Since its creation, the foundation has donated more than $1 million to support residents of Southeastern New England. Through donations, player appearances, and the club's successful ticket fundraising program, the foundation raises money to support education, healthcare, youth athletics, and organizations that help underserved communities.
In 2014, the PawSox were the recipient of the John Henry Moss Community Service Award - an award named after the former South Atlantic League president that is presented to a Minor League Baseball club for its ongoing commitment to charitable service and its support and leadership within the community and the baseball industry.