Bank of America hosts 90 Summer Fund campers at a Red Sox game!

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Campers from Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center at Fenway

Campers from Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center at Fenway

Fenway Day, an event sponsored by Bank of America provided an opportunity for over 90 children, enrolled in Summer Fund camps, to attend a Red Sox game! In recognition of the Summer Fund’s longstanding partnership with Bank of America, three Summer Fund supported camps were selected to send campers to the game: Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, Wang YMCA of Chinatown, and Salesian Boys and Girls Club.

Prior to the game, the campers were treated to lunch and welcomed by Kerry Sullivan, President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Ms. Sullivan helped get the children excited for the opening pitch by having the camps compete in a friendly competition to see which group had the loudest cheer.

The camps and staff enjoyed a wonderful day out at Fenway! The Red Sox game was not only a fun experience, but it was also a first-time visit to Fenway Park for many of the children. Highlights from the game included the consumption of lots and lots of cotton candy and big cheers all around for Big Papi!

The Summer Fund extends its gratitude to Bank of America for making this opportunity possible and for its continued commitment and partnership to the Summer Fund.

Kerry Sullivan, President of Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Jeff Poulos, Executive Director of Associated Grant Makers with campers from the Salesians Boys & Girls Club

Kerry Sullivan, President of Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Jeff Poulos, Executive Director of Associated Grant Makers with campers from the Salesians Boys & Girls Club

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Summer Fund Fact

As part of the Summer Fund, in 2017 the Homeless Campership Fund supported 25 camp and shelter partners enabling families in homeless shelters and those facing housing insecurities free access for over 1300 summer camp slots for this at-risk youth population.

Our Impact

Partnering with the Summer Fund allowed the Boston Harbor Island Alliance to expand its reach and support community visits that might not have been possible without the partnership. In addition to bringing children and youth to visit the islands, we were also able to raise awareness about the islands among the more than 390 camp counselors, campers, and parents who may not have known about us otherwise.

— Boston Harbor Island Alliance

Random Quote

I am writing to let you know that my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her camp experience last week! Jane is a “slow-to-warm-up” kind of child, so it was especially wonderful to see her positively beaming at the end of each day and telling us all about her camp experiences, singing songs, and showing us her projects each evening. My husband and I are thankful to her counselors and to all of the staff for making it such a great week for her!

— Parent of camper, Boston Nature Center Summer Day Camp