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Jimmy Fund donation can get you on to the field at Fenway

Posted by David D'Onofrio  May 23, 2013 12:09 PM

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The Red Sox will be in Baltimore for the middle game of a big series with the Orioles on June 15, so Fenway Park is available that day for anyone who'd like to take some swings or field balls off the Monster.

No, really. It's available.

All it takes to have that opportunity is a donation to the Jimmy Fund, part of which is a registration fee, but the rest of which is tax-deductible or could come by way of fundraising. A $750 donation gets one person onto the field for 30 minutes of fielding, a $2,000 donation gets 25 pitches at bat, and a $2,500 donation combines both of those packages into one experience. All of those also come with a bunch of other stuff, including a hat, shirt, and food, and if those who step up to the plate will have their names announced over the public address system while their name appears on the big screen in center field.

There are a couple of group packages available -- 24 people for $40,000, and six people for $18,000 -- while there's also an option to sponsor a patient. To learn how to do that, or for additional information on John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day, click here.

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The Jimmy Fund is also looking for full teams to help raise money by joining the Jimmy Fund Little League Program presented by Extra Innings. Now in its 27th year, the program raised more than $230,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute last summer, when 5,000 kids throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire participated in local tournament and fundraising efforts.

To learn more or to get involved, click here.

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