Friday, June 22, 2018

Red Sox Are Nominated For ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team Of The Year

ESPN has announced that the Boston Red Sox are among four teams nominated as the 2018 Sports Humanitarian Team Of The Year. The other nominees are: the Anaheim Ducks, the Chicago Fire and the U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey Team. The nomination highlights the team's efforts with three specific programs: Home Base, Red Sox Scholars and RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities)/ Rookie League. Said the ESPN press release: "With an engaged ownership group chaired by Tom Werner, the Red Sox Foundation has a robust strategy that finds creative solutions to ongoing challenges for children, families, veterans and communities in need." Other award categories include: the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, the Corporate Community Impact Award, the League Humanitarian Leadership Award and the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award. The awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on July 17th—and will be broadcast on ESPN on July 24th at 7PM Eastern.