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Boston’s Will Middlebrooks supports Rally Against Cancer

Will Middlebrooks (Photo courtesy Dana-Farber)
Will Middlebrooks (Photo courtesy Dana-Farber)

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks will be the  2014 Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer (SM) spokesplayer, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund announced today.

“We are thrilled that Will Middlebrooks continues to lend his support to Rally Against Cancer with the Jimmy Fund and to our adult and pediatric patients at Dana-Farber,” said Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund. “Thanks to the support of Red Sox players like Will, the Red Sox organization, and the Rally Against Cancer teams of Red Sox Nation, we continue to make strides against cancer.”

The Rally Against Cancer, sponsored by Fan Band, encourages Red Sox fans to partner with their workplaces or schools. At participating businesses or schools, workers or students can donate $5 to be able to “Dress for Sox-cess” by wearing Boston Red Sox gear to work or school on Friday, April 4, when the Sox take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park for their home opener. The top fundraising workplace and school (K-12, college, or university) are each eligible for a visit from Middlebrooks, if located within two-hour travel distance from Boston.

All teams that raise $5,000 or more (workplace or school) will be entered to win a visit from Middlebrooks, and the team with the largest number of participants will receive a visit from the 2013 World Series trophy. The full contest rules are posted at RallyAgainstCancer.org.

In eight years, Rally Against Cancer has raised more $3.5 million to support the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber. This year,event organizers  hope to raise $525,000.

To start or join a rally team at your workplace or school, visit RallyAgainstCancer.org,

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A few items for Red Sox fans & autograph collectors

Jason Varitek takes batting practice at Citi Field in 2009 prior to the second game of an exhibition series that unofficially opened the new stadium (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Jason Varitek takes batting practice at Citi Field in 2009 prior to the second game of an exhibition series that unofficially opened the new stadium (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Sure Shot Promotions will be participating in private signing sessions with Boston Red Sox World Series champs Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek next month.

If you need anything signed by Pedroia, the price is $199; inscriptions are an additional $50 and are limited to 10 characters. Items must be sent in by April 21st.

Varitek’s autograph will run $69 on baseballs and flat items up to 16″ x 20″; bats, jerseys, caps, equipment and larger flat items will cost $89. Inscriptions, limited to 10 characters, are an additional $30. Items must be sent by April 1st.

For more information and to place orders, email mike@sureshotpromotions.com or call 781-754-0063.

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Red Sox players & prospects help raise money for the Jimmy Fund

(logo courtesy of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

January’s almost here, so that mean’s it’s time for Boston Red Sox players and prospects to help raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

The Jimmy Fund’s New Stars for Young Stars IX is scheduled for Saturday, January 11th, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Jillian’s Boston. Appearing players are subject to change, but the planned lineup includes new Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski; pitchers Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa, who both spent time in the Boston bull pen in 2013, and top prospects Blake Swihart (#5 in the Red Sox system, according to Baseball America) and Mookie Betts (#7 in the Red Sox system, according to Baseball America).

Autographed Drake Britton 2011 Topps Pro Debut baseball card from my collection
Autographed Drake Britton 2011 Topps Pro Debut baseball card from my collection

Advance tickets are $89 per person and include buffet lunch and one autograph from all attending players. VIP tickets are $250 per person and include and include one of the first 30 spots in line, one autograph from all attending Red Sox players for the ticketholder and one guest, a Red Sox Jersey, lunch buffet, one guest ticket and one autograph from each player for guests.

For more information,  visit jimmyfund.org/new-stars or call 1-800-52-JIMMY.

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[Press Release] New Stars for Young Stars – Red Sox players sign autographs to support the Jimmy Fund

SENS13004-150x150BOSTON – Baseball fans have a chance to meet the newest Boston Red Sox players and up-and-coming minor leaguers on Saturday, Jan. 19 as they sign autographs at the Jimmy Fund’s “New Stars for Young Stars VIII.” The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jillian’s Boston, and participating players include Craig Breslow, Garin Cecchini, Rich HillRyan KalishDeven MarreroAnthony Ranaudo, Blake Swihart, and Brandon Workman. *Players are subject to change.

The event is presented by the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston and features a buffet lunch, sports memorabilia sale, opportunity drawing, silent auction and bowling. Tickets are available in advance for $89 per person, which includes one autograph from all attending Red Sox players, lunch buffet, and one guest ticket. VIP tickets for $250 are also available and include one of the first 30 spots in line, one autograph from all attending Red Sox players, a Red Sox Jersey, lunch buffet, one guest ticket and one autograph from each player for guests. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to jimmyfund.org/new-stars or call 1-800-52-JIMMY. All proceeds from the event go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

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Ex-Mets Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez to appear at Jimmy Fund charity event

Pedro Martinez's 2009 Topps Heritage baseball card

Pedro Martinez and Bobby Valentine will join some Boston Red Sox prospects at a January 14th event in Boston to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.

Tickets are $150; attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch and be able to get one autograph from each attending Red Sox player.

For more information, visit the Jimmy Fund website.