The Sox had been promoting it heavily over the past few months, but the day finally arrived for the Run to Home Base race (brought to you by the good folks at the Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital). The 9K race was through the city of Boston with the finish line being home plate at Fenway Park. Completely awesome, right?
Funds raised by the runners will provide clinical care, education, research and community outreach to the many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their families. This is a cause very near and dear to the Sully’s Crew hearts as we have many family members in the military and we receive countless orders from our men and women serving their nation in the armed services. We were not in good enough shape to participate this year, but we did sponsor several runners and they all reported having a blast.
Our sources indicate that Fenway was overflowing with veterans, active duty military, their families, MGH employees, and supporters of the Red Sox Foundation for the opening ceremonies. The MGH President, (junior) Senator Scott Brown, Red Sox owner John Henry and many other well known Boston faces spoke, sharing touching and inspiring stories about our military and how the event has been able to make a real difference. Not sure if the final numbers are in, but over $2.7 million was raised. Great job. We promise to be in better shape next year.
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