Wednesday, May 26, 2010

#RedSox Swing into Summer Schedule

The Boston Red Sox announced the following events and initiatives May 27 – June 3 homestand, around Memorial Day weekend, as part of its Swingin’ into Summer initiative. Ticketholders at these games have a number of chances to win exciting prizes, enjoy upgraded seats and have a memorable time at the ballpark.

To get fans into the spirit of the season, the Red Sox have put together a collection of Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences, a selection of which will be given away to randomly selected fans at each of the six games, including:

Giveaway Experiences: One randomly selected child will assist the grounds crew in putting in the game’s bases before the game (weather permitting). One randomly selected adult will assist the grounds crew during pre-game (weather permitting). Two randomly selected fans will spend an inning inside the Green Monster.

Giveaway Items: A group of four will be randomly chosen to receive an upgrade to Green Monster seats for the game. 50 Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Red Sox High-Definition Headphones will be given away to randomly selected fans. A lucky fan will be chosen at random to receive a pair of local Red Sox Destinations

experience for either the June 12 game against the Philadelphia Phillies or June 19 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Each game, one lucky fan and a guest will win “The Golden Ticket”, and will receive the opportunity to walk on the warning track post-game and take pictures in the dugout. Various autographed items will also be given away at each game.

In addition, there will be a number of fan-focused events happening throughout the homestand including: a free skin cancer screening (May 28); two opportunities for fans to take photos with players (May 29 and June 3); and New Hampshire Day, which will be celebrated on May 30.

A limited number of tickets are available for all games during this homestand. Fans may visit the Red Sox Ticket Office on Yawkey Way or call 1-877-REDSOX9 to purchase them. Tickets are also available at Gate E on game days, starting from two hours before the game.

Thursday, May 27

The Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences listed above will be given away to randomly selected fans throughout the game.

Friday, May 28

Free Skin Cancer Screening for Fans: As part of Major League Baseball’s Play Sun Smart campaign, the Red Sox will offer free skin cancer screenings for fans in the Best Buy Players Club (located in the Big Concourse) from 6:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. Dermatologists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the American Academy of Dermatology will be on site for free skin cancer screenings.

The Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences listed above will be given away to randomly selected fans throughout the game.

Saturday, May 29

Red Sox Player Fan Photo: A Red Sox player will be available to take free pictures with fans by the NESN pre-game stage across from Gate D on Yawkey Way from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

The Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences listed above will be given away to randomly selected fans throughout the game.

Sunday, May 30

New Hampshire Day: On Sunday, the Red Sox will celebrate the annual New Hampshire Day at Fenway Park. Children from the Webster House in Manchester, NH will be at Fenway Park to participate in the pre-game ceremonies and announce “Play Ball!”. Three of the children will also be chosen as the “Little Stars” of the game and will introduce the first three Red Sox batters in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Two New Hampshire Winter Olympians, Scotty Lago (snowboarding) and Leanne Smith (alpine skiing), will also be recognized during the pre-game ceremony, which will include a randomly selected Red Sox Nation citizen of New Hampshire delivering the Ceremonial First Pitch.

Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire is also expected to be on hand to honor and recognize the first ten recipients of the New Hampshire Red Sox Scholarships program, which awards $1,000 scholarships, funded by the Red Sox Foundation, to ten academically talented seniors graduating from select New Hampshire public schools who have shown a commitment to community service. The program was announced by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry and his wife, Linda, at a New Hampshire State House event hosted by Governor Lynch on January 16, 2010.

The Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences listed above will be given away to randomly selected fans throughout the game.


Tuesday, June 1

The Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences listed above will be given away to randomly selected fans throughout the game.


Wednesday, June 2

The Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences listed above will be given away to randomly selected fans throughout the game.


Thursday, June 3

Fan On-Field Photo Day: Red Sox players will pose with fans for an on-field photo day before the game for approximately an hour beginning at 11:35 a.m. All fans with tickets are eligible to participate. (weather permitting).

The Swingin’ Into Summer items and experiences listed above will be given away to randomly selected fans throughout the game.

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