Red Sox receive MLB award for philanthropy

The Boston Red Sox have received Major League Baseball’s first

commissioner’s award for philanthropic excellence.

The award was presented Wednesday by Bud Selig to Red Sox

chairman Tom Wener. Selig praised the impact of the Red Sox

Scholars program. MLB will give a $10,000 grant to the Red Sox

Foundation, which selects 25 economically disadvantaged fifth

graders from public school each year. They receive tutoring,

mentoring, after school enrichment and summer camp assistance

through the 12th grade, culminating with a $10,000 college

scholarship.