Boston Red Sox step up to the plate to raise funds for Golisano Children’s Hospital in 202

The 31st annual event series is planned in February and March

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2023) – Registration is open for the 31st annual Boston Red Sox event series presented by Ambitrans Ambulance to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital in February and March 2024.

Events include:

· Boston Tee Party, Feb. 15 at The Forest Country Club and includes an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and spirited auctions. Bidding opportunities include autographed sports and entertainment memorabilia, fine jewelry, and luxurious spa and destination packages.

· 31st Annual Celebrity Golf Classic, Feb. 16 at The Forest Country Club includes a big-league golf tourney featuring Boston Red Sox players, major league greats, and sports celebrities. On-course contests and an after-tournament dinner add to the excitement.

· Dinner on the Diamond, March 19 at JetBlue includes a family friendly event with dinner on the field, Red Sox celebrity appearances, autograph signings, a sports memorabilia silent auction, and surprises. VIP packages are available for an MVP experience.

“The Boston Red Sox organization truly understands the power and importance of philanthropy and giving back,” said Katy Martinez, Senior Director of Development for Lee Health

Foundation. “As champions for local kids in Southwest Florida, the dedicated major league players & staff, Forest Country Club members and event participants have helped raise over $15 million for Golisano Children’s Hospital. We are truly honored to be a part of this amazing event series year after year.”

Shawn Smith, General Manager of Boston Red Sox Florida Operations, added: “We are humbled and blessed to share in such an impactful platform with our partners at Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital. The health and wellness of children here in SW Florida will always be a focus for us as we continue to serve our community for years to come.”

This year, support for this event series will support the development of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Center. Last year, approximately 5,000 outpatient pediatric surgeries and procedures were performed at HealthPark Medical Center to treat fractures, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, ENT conditions, orthopedic maladies and appendectomy.

The new surgery center will provide world-class, compassionate care in a welcoming environment. The center will directly benefit children and families by reducing wait times, increasing efficiencies, lowering costs and improving access to emergency services.

Following the success of last season, with $378,000 raised, the goal for the 2024 series is to make a record-breaking impact. For information and to register for the events, visit

About Golisano Children’s Hospital
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is nationally recognized for the quality care of pediatric patients. Established in 1994, Golisano is the only recognized children’s hospital in Southwest Florida. Named a U.S. News Top Pediatric Hospital in 2022, as well as a 2022 Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital serves more than 45,000 patients every year in relation to more than 30 specialty pediatric services such as cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and more. Lee Health opened the current hospital building in May 2017 which offers 135-beds and includes comprehensive pediatric services such as a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms. For more information, visit
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