Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s annual Evening at the Ballpark on March 21 will include opportunities to meet and mingle with baseball legends from the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.
Evening at the Ballpark, which will be held at JetBlue Park, will feature fun baseball-themed activities and games, dinner on the field, an autograph and meet-and-greet session, and panel discussions with former baseball players and staff. Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven and radio sportscaster John Gordon are among those confirmed to attend.
Proceeds will help Boys & Girls Clubs fulfill its mission: “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”
“The Red Sox and Twins have been incredible partners to local nonprofits since they moved their spring training to Southwest Florida during the early 1990s,” said Denise Gergley, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. “So many professional baseball players come from humble beginnings, and their stories serve as inspiration to members of Boys & Girls Clubs who are dreaming big and looking toward the future.”
Major League Baseball designated Boys & Girls Club of America as its official charitable partner in 1997.
Evening at the Ballpark begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. Individual tickets are $200 each and tables for 10 are $1,500. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. For additional information, please visit bgclee.org/events/2023-evening-at-the-ballpark or call 239-334-1886.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County
Established in 1974, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County serve children and teens through school-based, neighborhood and community club locations. The nonprofit’s mission is to enable all young people,
especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. After-school and summer programs focus on five core areas: education and career, service and leadership, health and wellness, the arts, and sports and recreation. For more information, please visit BGClee.org or call 239-334-1886.