Admit it, you wish you could be in Fort Myers with all that sun and green grass, maybe even rubbing elbows with one of the players from the 2013 World Championship team.
Well, Shane Victorino is giving you that chance, along with an opportunity to do some good along the way.
Fans participating in Victorino's Fame4Good fundraiser are entered into a contest with the winner heading to spring training as the center fielder's guest. The campaign is raising money and awareness for the Shane Victorino Foundation, which benefits underprivileged children.
“Partnering with Fame4Good allows me to shine a light on our foundation’s incredible efforts to support kids in need and it does so in a way that fans can have fun with and really get engaged,” Victorino said in a statement. “I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the communities that have given so much to me and I look forward to meeting the lucky winner.”
The winner will get round trip airfare, a meeting with Victorino at Jet Blue Park, and tickets to a spring training Red Sox-Rays game on Sunday, March 23.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer