Here are some of the latest news and notes.
Red Sox Aces, Jon Lester & Clay Buchholz, Launch Charity Wines in Boston
Last night, on May 5, 2011, in the Foundation Room at House of Blues in Boston, MA, Boston Red Sox aces Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz released their own labels of Charity Wines. From this initiative, athletes do not profit a single dime. Instead, 100% of their proceeds will raise big league dollars for charity. Online sales are at www.charitywines.com.
Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz to Announce 2011 Charity Wines in Boston
Debuting from Longball Cellars are charity wines for Boston baseball stars Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. The players do not profit a single dime. Instead, 100% of their proceeds will raise big league dollars for charity. Jon Lester will debut CabernAce with proceeds benefiting Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Clay Buchholz will debut ChardonClay with proceeds benefiting The Jimmy Fund. The 2011 wines will retail for about $14 a bottle across Red Sox Nation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Snowmen defeat Snowflakes, 10-8, in Winterball Baseball Toys for Tots Benefit
On a day when Red Sox Nation was involved in hot stove talks, amateur athletes from across Greater Boston were actually playing 9 innings of baseball - all to benefit Toys for Tots. U.S. Marine Sergeant Jonathan Chan was on hand to thank the athletes for their contribution, and root them on during chilling 41 degree conditions, that even saw a few flurries in the game's early innings.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Josh Beckett Release Charity Wines in Boston in 2010
Debuting from Longball Cellars are charity wines for Boston Red Sox players Jacoby Ellsbury and Josh Beckett. The players do not profit a single dime. Instead, 100% of their proceeds will raise big league dollars for local charities. Jacoby Ellsbury's ZinfandEllsbury benefits the Navajo Relief Fund, Project Bread and the Ellsbury-Read Project; Josh Beckett's Chardon-K benefits The Josh Beckett Foundation. The 2010 wines are produced by acclaimed winery Clos LaChance out of San Martin, California. Both wines are expected to retail for about $14 a bottle, and will be available beginning in May 2010 across New England, wherever wine is sold.
Good Sports Launches 10,000 Swings with Ryan Braun & SAM Bat
The 10,000 Swings campaign is an initiative designed to reenergize youth baseball by putting 10,000 new baseball bats into the hands of disadvantaged youth who need it most. Charity Hop leveraged their connections to introduce Good Sports to Milwaukee Brewers slugger, Ryan Braun. Four short months later, Braun helped kick off the 10,000 Swings program while simultaneously launching his partnership with SAM Bat and his new RB8 model bat. SAM Bat committed 150 bats to 10,000 Swings, plus an additional 10 bats for every Ryan Braun home run over the course of the 2009 season.
Mark Buehrle and Derrek Lee Announce Charity Wines in Chicago
Two local baseball heroes have teamed up with Charity Wines to raise some big league dollars for some very worthy causes. The North Side will be represented by slugging first baseman Derrek Lee while the South Side will feature mainstay ace pitcher Mark Buehrle. These men join a strong group of stand-up athletes across the country to launch wine labels in the name of charity. 100% of their proceeds go directly to the charity of the player's choosing.
Corked Bat Collection Launched in Las Vegas
On Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the ASD/AMD Gift Show in Las Vegas, Charity Hop launched their new Corked Bat Collection. The Corked Bat Collection are wine decanters shaped to the size of a regulation baseball bat. Each bat holds exactly 750ml of wine, the amount of a standard bottle of wine. The bat is then corked and can be stored for display. The bat is equally as elegant when displayed empty.
Jim Rice’s Road to the Hall Event Announced
Fans of the Boston Red Sox have waited a long time to see one of their heroes, Jim Rice, finally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Charity Hop and a host of partners want to make sure that no one misses out on the chance!
Charity Hop partners with Sports Art Illustrated
Charity Hop has announced a formal partnership with sports and entertainment artist Justyn Farano and his company, Sports Art Illustrated. Farano, born and raised in Florida, is an extraordinary young talent and considered one of the premier up and coming sports artists in the world today.
Charity Hop Helps MTV Get “MADE”
In 2008, MTV producers approached Charity Hop for assistance from an organization with a pulse on the sports industry in the Boston area. There was a casting need for their hit show MADE and an accomplished, enigmatic, and vibrant personality was needed to fill the role. Charity Hop sprung to action.