Fisherwomen raffle tickets for the Sox | Local sports
At the All-Star break, the Red Sox surprisingly occupy the top spot in the American League East. Unsurprisingly, that means tickets to America’s oldest major league playground have become a coveted item.
Here’s a way to get four premium seats to an August Sox game at Fenway Park, courtesy of singer-songwriter Billy Joel, the Red Sox Foundation, and the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.
Just one question: are you feeling lucky?
The GFWA will be hosting an online raffle on August 2 and the winner will receive four tickets – not just any tickets, but premium EMC / Dell Technologies Club seats and all amenities – to a Sox match of their choice among six against. Tampa Rays (August 10-12) and Baltimore Orioles (August 13-15).
The face value of the set of four notes is approximately $ 2,000.
The best place to buy raffle tickets and collect other information is online at https://redsoxtix.eventgroovefundraising.com/July-2021-raffle/Campaign/Details.
Raffle tickets are sold in packs of 10 ($ 20), 30 ($ 40), and 100 ($ 100). The deadline to buy them is August 1st.
And more good news: If GFWA sells enough raffle tickets, there could be more than one winner.
The raffle proceeds will benefit GFWA and the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association through the Fisheries Partnership Support Services Resilience Fund.
The EMC / Dell Technologies Club is on the upper deck, just on the first base side of home plate and offers foul line-to-foul line views of the historic baseball stadium. It is also one of the best places to catch a foul ball.
Amenities include free parking on Brookline Avenue from Fenway Park, a private restaurant with full bar, on-site wait service and private bathrooms.
This is part of a series of raffles the GFWA has organized to hand out Sox tickets now that fans have been allowed to return to Fenway Park and all other major league stadiums during the 2021 season.
“We have already had other raffles, but not for cash, for bundles of tickets for individuals and families in our database,” said GFWA President Angela Sanfilippo. “They just had to go online to register and they were registered.”
Sanfilippo said the organization plans to raffle more tickets for some September home games and may also approach some private companies as a fundraising mechanism.
In November 2019, Joel, a Long Island native and frequent summer visitor to Gloucester, as well as a longtime supporter of the fishing industry, donated all four seats to the Red Sox’s home games for the 2020 season at GFWA and Long Island Commercial Fishing Association.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Major League Baseball to cut the 2020 regular season schedule to 60 games out of the usual 162 games, all played in empty stadiums.
But Joel and the Red Sox Foundation have postponed the giveaway until the 2021 season.