LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For the fourth consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox are planning a series of events and activities from Feb. 21 to 26 that will give back to Southwest Florida.
The week of service will begin Friday, Feb. 21 with the 21st Annual Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic golf tournament, benefiting the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, at the Forest Country Club in South Fort Myers.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Boston Red Sox will host its annual Spring Training Open House at JetBlue Park, a free event open to the public featuring a variety of family-friendly activities, the World Series trophies, player autographs and more.
The Ninth Annual Evening with the Red Sox, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, will take place on Monday, Feb. 24 at JetBlue Park.
On Tuesday, Feb. 25 and Wednesday, Feb. 26, Red Sox uniformed personnel and front office staff will spend the afternoons volunteering with Child Care of Southwest Florida, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc.’s Backpack Program at Treeline Elementary.
The Red Sox will open the Spring Training season with two college exhibition games on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 1:05 p.m. with a single-admission doubleheader game against the Northeastern University Huskies followed by a game against the Boston College Eagles.
All 2014 day games at JetBlue Park are scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m., and all night games are scheduled at 7:05 p.m.
The Red Sox will launch the 2014 Grapefruit League schedule at home on Friday, Feb. 28 at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. The Twins host the Red Sox at Hammond Stadium the following night, the second of six contests between the cross-town foes.
On Monday, March 17 at 1:05 p.m., the St. Louis Cardinals will visit JetBlue Park for a St. Patrick’s Day rematch of the 2013 World Series participants.
Pitchers and catchers reported on Saturday, and will held their first workout today. Position players report tomorrow with the first full-squad workout set for Thursday. All workouts are open to the public free of charge.
The Red Sox have sold out 14 of the 15 Grapefruit League games at JetBlue Park. Standing-room-only tickets are still available for the March 11 game against the Miami Marlins. Seats also remain available for the college doubleheader Feb. 27 against Northeastern University and Boston College.