TWENTY TEAMMATES ATTEND INCLUDING ORTIZ, LESTER, PEDROIA
STRIKE 3 FOUNDATION HAS RAISED OVER $2.3 MILLION TO DATE TO FIGHT PEDIATRIC CANCER
Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow’s Sip Happens special event May 19 raised three hundred thousand dollars for his Strike 3 Foundation. The non-profit organization founded by Red Sox pitch Craig Breslow, heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research and treatment. His fellow Red Sox players Burke Badenhop, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Andrew Miller, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, A.J. Pierzynski, David Ross, Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Mike Carp, Jonny Gomes, Grady Sizemore, Shane Victorino, and David Ortiz attended. Also showing their support were best-selling author Ben Mezrich, author Jeff Ma, Charlie Davis of the New England Revolution, Miss Massachusetts United States 2014 Cyndal Maria Todd, Baseball Hall of Fame journalist Peter Gammons, Red Sox owner John Henry, and Jenny Johnson and Billy Costa of NESN and Kiss 108 FM. To date, the all-volunteer organization has raised over $2.3 million and disbursed over $1.1 million to worthwhile research and treatment centers locally, and across the US. Operating expenses are under three percent.
Executive Director and event co-host Craig Breslow said, "Sip Happens 2014 represents the most profitable event to date. Through an expansive volunteer staff, incredible support from the Boston Red Sox, generous members of the area's most philanthropic citizenry, and donated product and services from a spectrum of vendors, we were able to raise over $300K. All of our guests seemed to enjoy this remarkable event while becoming engaged in our cause. Many thanks to all who supported this wonderful night.”
Director of Business Operations and Development, and co-host Kelly Breslow added, "Sip Happens was the Strike 3 Foundation's most profitable and efficient fundraiser to date thanks to our generous donors and the Boston philanthropic community. With funds raised of $300,000, we once again acheived our operational goal of holding event expenses under 10% of event revenue, further maximizing the impact of our donor contributions."
Armand De’Brignac Ace of Spades Champagne, Foley Family Wines, Tito’s Vodka, Beam Global, Nestle Waters, Samuel Adams, The Fireplace Restaurant, New England Charcuterie, Citizen’s Public House, Hungry Mother, Georgetown Cupcakes, Foley Family Wines, Brasserie Jo, Citizens Public House, Eastern Standard, Georgetown Cupcake, Hungry Mother, Russell House Tavern, The Blue Room, Shake Shack, New England Charcuterie, Mike’s Pasty, and Pain D’Avignon provided top notch food, wine, and spirits for the event, which was held at the Boston Children’s Museum.