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Red Sox Foundation to award $70,000 in local scholarship funds

The Red Sox Foundation will once again be awarding scholarships in the spring of 2021 to one deserving student from each of the 14 public high schools in Lee County.

Applications are now open and available to local Lee County public high school seniors online.

Applications are due by March 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The Red Sox Foundation will award a $5,000 scholarship to 14 academically talented Lee County public high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.

Scholarship funds are raised annually from proceeds of the Red Sox annual Swings for the Sox Golf Tournament.

“The Red Sox Foundation continues its commitment to providing the funds for these scholarships,” said Brennan Whitley, senior manager of Florida business operations for the Boston Red Sox. “Despite COVID[-19], we were really pleased that our ninth annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament was once again a huge success in our efforts to raise more money for these scholarships.”

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The Foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of youth and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful non-profit organizations in all of Major League Baseball.

For more information about the Red Sox Foundation, please visit its website.

Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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