The David Ortiz Children’s Fund GalaBig Papi hosts 4th annual charitable gala in Boston during his final season
WHAT: As part of his season-long farewell tour, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will host the fourth annual “David Ortiz Children’s Fund Gala” on July 18 at the Boston Park Plaza, celebrating the worthy accomplishments of Ortiz’s nonprofit organization, its courageous young beneficiaries and its dedicated supporters.
Emceed by top ESPN personalities Steve Levy and Jonathan “Coach” Coachman, proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, in partnership with MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the World Pediatric Project, which provides critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic.
Tickets now are available for this soiree where revelers will have the opportunity to mix-and-mingle with Boston’s biggest names in sports and entertainment while Big Papi gives remarks on his final season and his future after baseball. Guests also will enjoy a cocktail reception, live music and entertainment as well as a three-course seated dinner in honor of the special works of the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. Additionally, all guests will have access to a silent and live auction featuring unique memorabilia, priceless experiences and retirement season exclusives from David Ortiz.
WHERE: Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
WHEN: Monday, July 18, 2016
6:00pm-7:00pm: VIP & General Cocktail Receptions
7:00pm – 10:00pm: Dinner Program in the Ballroom
COST: General Admission (includes access to the general cocktail reception and the dinner program): $295 per person; $500 for two people
VIP Tickets (includes access to the VIP cocktail reception with David Ortiz and other celebrities, the dinner program, name mentioned in the event program and a photo opportunity with David Ortiz): $1,500 per person; $2,500 for two people
HOW: To reserve tickets, please visit: www.501auctions.com/ortizgala. Tables and sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $7,500 by contacting Radegen Sports Management’s Alexis Walberg at 212.727.2142 or AWalberg@radegen.com.
MORE INFO: The David Ortiz Children’s Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. The David Ortiz Children’s Fund is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
ABOUT THE DAVID ORTIZ CHILDREN’S FUND:
The David Ortiz Children’s Fund, provides critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic. The David Ortiz Children's Fund has currently netted approximately $2 million, provided over 500 children with life-saving heart surgery in the Dominican Republic, and has helped countless others throughout New England region. In 2011, David Ortiz was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award by Major League Baseball for his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. For more information, please visit: www.davidortizchildrensfund.org.
ABOUT MASSGENERAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN:
With more than 300 physicians, 50 medical specialties and 15 surgical services, plus complete access to the resources of the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children is dedicated to providing high quality, personalized, developmentally appropriate care for infants, children and adolescents. For more information, please visit: www.massgeneral.org/children.
ABOUT WORLD PEDIATRIC PROJECT:
World Pediatric Project is a non-profit organization linking pediatric critical care services to children in developing countries. As most developing countries lack access to pediatric critical care resources, WPP also focuses on building indigenous health care capabilities for improved future health care. Skilled professionals in these countries are able to learn these specialized pediatric procedures firsthand from the WPP's surgical and diagnostic teams. WPP's goal is to raise the level of care in their partner countries through an international network of medical partners to improve the lives' of children worldwide. For more information, please visit:www.worldpediatricproject.org.