BOSTON, MA – Save-A-Suit was honored during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-Twins game on Sunday, July 24 as the Connecticut winner of the “IMPACT Awards” (Inspiring More Philanthropy Across Charities Together), a program that provides Red Sox fans in the five New England states outside of Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite local charities to determine the one awarded the annual grant.
The organization, based in Bethel, CT, is dedicated to providing to providing military veterans and college graduates with professional business attire and the confidence needed to succeed in the professional workforce. As this year’s Connecticut IMPACT Award winner the non-profit received a $10,000 grant from the Red Sox Foundation during Sunday’s pregame ceremonies.
The July 24 ceremonies were part of Connecticut Day at Fenway Park, presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Rodney Butler of Mashantucket, Connecticut, and the national anthem was sung by Aisa and Kiona Carter of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of southeastern Connecticut. Members of the Enfield, Connecticut, Police Department carried the colors, and children from the Wheeler Clinic in Plainville, Connecticut, said “Play Ball.” Ayanna Leigh of Groton, Connecticut will sang God Bless America
Fans are invited to vote for their favorite local non-profit online at http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/
Image Caption: (L-R) Scott Sokolowski (Executive Director and Co-Founder of Save-A-Suit) and Jessica Ewud (Co-Founder Save-A-Suit) with Sam Kennedy (Red Sox President), David Friedman (Red Sox SVP and Special Counsel/Government Affairs), and Gena Borson (Red Sox Foundation Executive Director).