Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz, Photo Credit Chaz Niell
Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz, Photo Credit Chaz Niell

Celebs gathered in the Dominican Republic over the weekend for the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic, a benefit for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. Familiar faces at the event included former NESN personality and future MLB Network reporter Heidi Watney; Lexington funny lady Rachel Dratch; Blue Ginger chef Ming Tsai; former Red Sox teammates Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, and Johnny Damon; Sox pitcher Clayton Mortensen; comedian Lenny Clarke; Cleveland manager Terry Francona; Needham Olympian Aly Raisman, and actor Sam Page, who played Greg opposite Christina Hendricks’s Joan on “Mad Men.” The event raised more than $200,000 for Ortiz’s charity, which helps pay for pediatric care in New England and the Dominican. Auction items included a lunch with Watney, which went for almost $10,000; tickets to a taping of “Saturday Night Live” (donated by New Hampshire’s Seth Meyers), which went for $13,000; and a private gymnastics lesson with Raisman, which went for more than $9,000. Raisman volunteered to give Oritz’s daughter Alexandra her own private lesson after finding out that Ortiz had hoped to win the item for her but was out-bid.

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