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Salem Red Sox to host Weekend of Giving

salem red soxIn conjunction with the organization’s consistent approach of giving back to the local community, the Salem Red Sox have teamed up with multiple charitable organizations for a Weekend of Giving from May 13-15.

The Red Sox will kick off the weekend on the morning of Friday, May 13 by building walls for a house with Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley. The build will be located in the parking lot of LewisGale Field starting at 7:45 a.m. Coffee will be provided by Starbucks for the morning shifts and lunch will also be provided for the afternoon shifts.

Later that day for the 7:05 p.m. game vs Wilmington, the Red Sox have teamed up with Walgreens to take part in Red Nose Day, which is “a campaign dedicated to helping children and having fun. Proceeds benefit young people in the US and some of the poorest communities in the world,” according to the organization’s website.

The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a red nose. Donation bins will also be made available to donate to the worthwhile cause.

The weekend continues on Saturday, May 14 with the annual Pink in the Park celebration dedicated to raising money for breast cancer awareness. The Red Sox will be wearing special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off in a silent auction directly after the game with proceeds benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the 6:05 p.m. contest vs Wilmington.

Susan G. Komen breast cancer survivors will be at the game to participate in the Field of Dreams program, throw out the first pitch, and sing the national anthem. Fans can purchase a pink pack for the Saturday or Sunday game for $18. The package includes one game ticket, a special edition pink t-shirt, and a $5 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The weekend wraps up on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. with the second game of the Pink in the Park celebration. Additionally, the Red Sox will be hosting a food drive to benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia. The local food bank serves 26 counties and 10 cities in Southwest Virginia and strives to eliminate hunger in the region.

Fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the contest and donate them into the bins that will be made available inside the main gates.

Tickets are still available for all three games during the weekend of giving. Fans can save $2 on a ticket by purchasing prior to the day of the game. For any questions, call (540) 389-3333 or visit salemsox.com.



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