BRESLOW’S STRIKE 3 FOUNDATION SURPASSES $3 MILLION RAISED
SHANE VICTORINO, KOJI UEHARA, MIKE NAPOLI, MANY OTHER TEAMMATES AND VIPS JOIN BRESLOW AT SIP HAPPENS
Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow’s Strike 3 Foundation raised $250,000 on Thursday to fight pediatric cancer. Strike 3 Foundation has now raised over $3 million to date.
Other Red Sox players in attendance included Xander Bogaerts, Brock Holt, Justin Masterson, Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, Brandon Workman, Ryan Hanigan, Clay Buchholz, Tommy Layne, Wade Miley, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, Rick Porcello, Robbie Ross, Jr. New York Yankee Andrew Miller and author Ben Mezrich joined the event as well. Emcees Jenny Johnson and Billy Costa of NESN and KISS 108 officiated.
Craig Breslow said, “We could not be more excited with the turnout and success of our third Sip Happens event. We were able to raise over $250,000 while maintaining our minimal expenses only because of the generosity of the Boston community and its businesses. A special thank you is warranted to all of the vendors, guests, volunteers of our organization, and my Red Sox teammates who gave up a rare off day to be with us tonight. At the end of the day, most importantly, we were able to raise a quarter of a million dollars for childhood cancer research and treatment.”
Food and beverage stations at Sip Happens included Bergamot, Sam Adams, Citizens Public House, Tito's Vodka, Hungry Mother, Kowloon, Napa Valley Vinter Joseph Carr & Winery, The Fireplace, Hopsters Brew & Board, No. 8 Kitchen, Squeeze Café, Beam Global, Posto Mobile, Voss, 90+ Cellars / Latitude, Sam Adams, Mike's Pastry, Murphy Distributors, Foley Family Wines, MS Walker, Georgetown Cupcakes, Martignetti, Anna's Taqueria, Tito's Vodka, Hopsters Brew & Board, New England Charcuterie/Moody's, Kesner, Sovereign Brands, Dylan's Ghost, and Baker'’s Best.
About Strike 3 Foundation
The Strike 3 Foundation is a charitable agency recognized by the IRS under 501 (c)(3) that heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research. Founded in 2008 by current Major League Pitcher and Yale graduate Craig Breslow, Strike 3 has donated over $500,000 to Yale University Children's Hospital as a founding sponsor of Connecticut's only Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. Additionally, the organization has supported deserving research and treatment centers across the country including the Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Strike 3 also funds a Boston based research project annually. Offices are located in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, and California, and is headquartered in Connecticut.