Red Sox Press Release
Learning Prep School Announced As Recipient Of The “100 Acts Of Kindness”
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox and the Red Sox Foundation today announced that Learning Prep School of Newton, MA is the newest recipient of the “100 Acts of Kindness,” a program that recognizes and supports the work of charitable organizations throughout New England during Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary season. The total number of recipients of the “100 Acts of Kindness” now totals 20, and will reach 100 at the end of the calendar year.
On Friday, May 4, Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald, and his wife Cynara, will visit the Learning Prep School to distribute 100 copies of the book Wally’s Journey Through Time, published as part of Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary Celebrations, and other Red Sox themed giveaways. They will be joined by Wally the Green Monster, the World Series Trophies, other Red Sox wives and members of the Red Sox Front Office during the visit, which will take place from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Learning Prep School (LPS) is an innovative and educational therapeutic haven for students with significant language and learning challenges. Founded in 1970, LPS currently serves over 300 students, ages 7-22, with a broad range of learning differences, including language- based, nonverbal and executive functioning difficulties. Small classes at all levels allow for individual attention and instruction. LPS is the largest independent day school serving students with disabilities from over 130 communities and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
About the 100 Acts of Kindness: As a way to highlight and support the important work done by the many charitable institutions throughout New England and beyond, the Red Sox are engaging in “100 Acts of Kindness” with various not-for-profit organizations during the 100th anniversary season of Fenway Park in 2012. These acts will take on a number of different forms, including donations, volunteer efforts, and hosting community events. Each act will be designed to highlight organizations and causes throughout New England. Red Sox ownership, players, alumni, and staff will participate. Additional acts will be announced throughout 2012, culminating with 100 by the end of this 100th Anniversary year.