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Good grades can get kids into Fenway

Posted by David D'Onofrio  June 5, 2013 08:00 AM

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With the sun shining outside, the heat engendering thoughts of summer, and the countdown to vacation having begun, these dog days of the school year can make for some distracted students. But if any little baseball fan needs a bit more motivation to stay focused, and turn that C+ into a B- over the final few weeks, the Red Sox would like to help parents provide some incentive.

The club announced this week that it will give a free ticket to any student 14 years or younger who brings a report card full of A's and B's to Fenway Park's Gate E on the day of a game in June. Tickets are good for that day's or night's contest, and the child must be accompanied by a paying adult, with a maximum of two eligible students per adult. Ticket availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the Sox will also honor report cards reflecting marks corresponding to A's and B's in cases where a student's school uses a different grading system.

The report card must be the student's most recent, so those who did well last term can claim tickets to the ongoing Red Sox-Rangers series, or to this weekend's set against the Angels. As an added bonus, after this Sunday's finale to that Los Angeles series, all kids 14 and under will be allowed to run the bases.

Students might also go to Fenway when the Rays are here June 18 and 19, but with many schools finishing the academic year on or around June 20 this year, those looking for another reason to finish strong can do so with an eye toward seeing the Rockies on June 25-26, or the Blue Jays on any of the four days after that (June 27-30).

It's all part of the Red Sox' "Calling All Kids" month, which features a number of other contests and opportunities. Click here to check out the details on those.

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