Organ Donor Awareness Day at Fenway Park is Friday, August 14, 2015
#DonorNation at #RedSoxNation
Are you an organ donor? If so, you probably registered at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and while that’s great, it leads to a fractured underlying system instead of one single streamlined database. Organize.org has found an innovative way to bring the organ donation registration system to the 21st century. And they hope to be out of business sooner rather than later by having solved the problem. Almost 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant, and each day an average of 21 people die while still waiting. Can you be part of the solution? Yes, and it’s easier than you think.
Are you going to Friday’s game against the Mariners? If so, give a huge shout out to Rick Segal. Rick is (like many of us), a life-long Red Sox fan, he is also father of the co-founder of Organize.org, Greg Segal, and has the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Organ Donor Awareness Night. Rick Segal waited five years for his heart transplant and was the inspiration for Organize.org. Let’s rally #RedSoxNation around #DonorNation. Use the hashtag #DonorNation to let people know about this wonderful idea.
Follow Organize.org on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
ORGANIZE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on ending the organ donation crisis. Co-founders Greg Segal and Jenna Arnold launched ORGANIZE after Greg’s father Rick waited 5 years for a heart transplant. ORGANIZE is modernizing the organ donor registration process by allowing people to share their donor wishes on social media with specific hashtags, rather than at the DMV or via a long and clunky form. For its work, ORGANIZE received an Innovator in Residence position in the Secretary’s Office of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and was awarded the 2015 Verizon Powerful Answers Award
as the top healthcare start-up in the country.
End of Summer Family Fun Packs – Fenway Park
I’m on a bit of Back-To-School tear – ordering backpacks, trying to figure out school supplies without lists (you know the drill), and will even be hosting a $50 giveaway to P&G‘s e-store later this week. But before we get back in the to the swing of things, let’s appreciate the last days of summer by getting to the ballpark one more time.
Fenway Park says summer in our house (well, that and lemonade) so here is a special family offer from our favorite home team, the Red Sox.
This fantastic family fun day includes:
- Game tickets
- FREE parking in the Prudential Center Garage, brought to you by The Shops at Prudential Center
- FREE Boston Duck Tours ride from the garage to Fenway Park*
- Early entry to the ballpark through the family entrance at Gate C to watch batting practice in the bleachers
- Activity booklets for the kids
- FREE Boston Duck Tours ride back to the parking lot
- 20% off at the Red Sox Team Store on Yawkey Way
Early entry begins at 4:40pm. Duck Boats will run on a continual loop from 4:15pm. Last Duck Boat is 30 minutes after the final out of the game.
I love Fenway Park. I spent my 25th birthday there (but that’s another story). And talk about Dog Days* of Summer. As a mild consolation for all the heat we have been having, at least you can take your pup to the ballpark, it’s true. Bring the kids, enjoy all the history of Fenway Park. It’s all part of the Futures at Fenway. Check it out. A fun family day at Fenway.
Check out the Eighth Annual Futures at Fenway on Saturday, July 27, 2013!
Gates Open at 11 a.m.
First pitch 12 p.m.
Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox AA affiliate)
Harrisburg Senators (Nationals AA Affiliate)
What is the scoop?
Don’t miss this great day of baseball action featuring Red Sox prospects and lots of family fun. Ticket prices range from $5 to $30.
Following the game, there will be post-game autograph session with Sea Dogs players and post-game concert featuring Kidz Bop Kids
*For the first time at Fenway Park, fans will have a chance to bring their dogs to the ballpark. Designated sections of the seating bowl will be available to owners and their dogs. To purchase a dog ticket, please call 877-REDSOX-9. All dog owners must print out the attached waiver, complete it and bring it with them to Fenway Park on July 27.
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