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

In 2017, the Summer Fund allocated $980,000 to support over 20,000 disadvantaged and at-risk youth, youth in homeless shelters, and those facing housing insecurities to take part in summer camping, access to cultural and arts activities, and job opportunities for the summer.

Our Impact

When I was thirteen, MetroLacrosse changed me by giving me the opportunity to learn how to be a leader on and off the lacrosse field. I have learned how to solve problems both individually and cooperatively (like communicating in ways other than just using my voice), how to respect and learn from the people around me including my peers and mentors, how to play on a team of players who are my opponents during the season, and maybe most importantly for me, how to allow other’s voices to be heard.

— Victoria D’Elia, former camper MetroLacrosse Teen Summer Programs

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— Parent of camper, Camp Starfish