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ENGIE Resources Hits a Home Run for Charity

May 02, 2017

As the official electricity supplier to both the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, ENGIE Resources proudly joined forces with its small commercial and residential brand, Think Energy, to present “Baseball Champions for Charity.”

The three-day event was held over the weekend, during the Red Sox-Cubs series at Fenway Park, to raise funds for the Red Sox Foundation and the Foundation To Be Named Later, the fundraising organization of Paul Epstein and Theo Epstein, former Red Sox Vice President and General Manager and current Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations.

Right before the final game in the series on Sunday, ENGIE Resources and Think Energy presented a $75,000 donation to the two nonprofits, underscoring the commitment the two companies share to support important civic causes. The gift will provide funding to critical programs serving those in need in both Boston and Chicago.

In addition to the pre-game donation, the weekend featured a range of charitable events, including a special edition of Hot Stove Cool Music headlined by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and emceed by award-winning actor, writer, and comedian Mike O’Malley. The event, held at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, also included the Boston All Stars, the Band of Their Own, and the Chicago All Stars. A VIP reception and luncheon was held during the weekend as well, featuring Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, and former Red Sox and Cubs players Ryan Dempster and David Ross.

All proceeds raised from the “Baseball Champions for Charity” weekend directly benefited the Red Sox Foundation and the Foundation To Be Named Later.

The Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, has distributed over $93 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The efforts of the award-winning nonprofit are primarily focused on five programs that support a range of critical civic concerns impacting everything from the health of veterans and cancer research to academic success for economically disadvantaged students and youth baseball and softball programs for inner-city teens.

The Foundation To Be Named Later raises funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies that are working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston and Chicago. The organization has raised more than $9 million since its inception in 2005, investing in a range of critical programs that teach leadership, education, and the healthy development of families.