The Red Sox Scholars is a group of academically talented but economically disadvantaged youth from Boston area public schools. Since 2003, the Red Sox Foundation has annually selected 25 fifth graders and granted them college scholarships, conditional on the children maintaining a good standing at school and in the community.
The agency meets the young kids at Fenway Park, home of the beloved New England baseball team the Boston Red Sox. We play games like "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader," exchanges gifts from the children's wish list, and enjoy some food together.
The evening has become a tradition that everyone in the 45-person agency looks forward to. The night makes for a fun night out for the agency, and – in keeping with its CTP Cares mission – a chance to focus on sharing holiday joy with others who may not be as fortunate.