With the weather cooperating, it was a beautiful day for not only a baseball game but for a “Picnic in The Park”. The 12th annual Picnic in the Park, presented by ACE Ticket, Aramark, Kayem, HP Hood, and Home Goods took place on July 30th after the Red Sox-Royals game on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon. Fans young and old alike have been flocking to the field for The Red Sox Foundation Picnic in the Park at Fenway Park in boston each summer for several years. This incredible event not only gives Red Sox fans the opportunity to see their heroes play, but also the chance to get autographs from Red Sox players and coaches while helping various charities and enjoying a delicious BBQ lunch on the outfield grass
There was also a performance from Blue Man Group, goodie bags and a live auction of one-of-a-kind player-donatedexperiences from Red Sox players and their wives. Fans with an “MVP” ticket also received a bleacher seat, an autographed ball from a Red Sox legend and the chance to take a picture with the 2004, ’07 and ’13 World Series trophies. The best part for many of the fans who paid the premium to spend an hour or two on the field is walking away knowing they’ve made a substantial contribution to organizations that help those in need in the Boston community.
Proceeds from the latest edition of Picnic in the Park will benefit each of the five New England sports team charities, including the Red Sox Foundation, the Boston Bruins Foundation, the Shamrock Foundation, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the New England Revolution Foundation. But perhaps the most significant beneficiary of the Picnic in the Park was the DCF Kids Fund. The Kids Fund provides basic necessities and enrichment opportunities to 47,000 children served by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
ACE Embrace is the charitable arm of ACE Ticket and has selected The Red Sox Foundation as one of its charities of choice. We proudly sponsored the 2017 Picnic in the Park by making a $25k donation and also confirming our continued commitment to this extraordinary organization.