November 20th, 2009
Started in 2008, the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic is held at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, one of the most spectacular resort communities in the world, with the tournament taking place at the Jack Nicklaus-design and signature golf course in Punta Espada. The 1st event featured such sports celebrities such as Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Torii Hunter, Vladimir Guerrero, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Pedro Martinez, Red Sox teammates Tim Wakefield and Clay Buchholz and sports legends Jim Rice, John Havlicek and Bobby Orr, and raised more than $300,000.
This year, Big Papi once again hopes to host sports celebrities, including Torii Hunter, Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, and Vladimir Guerrero as well as Red Sox teammates Clay Buchholz, Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, and manager Terry Francona, among others.
And kicking off the amazing auction this year is some very cool, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including:
NHL Winter Classic Experience – A two nights at the Four Seasons Boston and tickets for 2 to the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010. This sold-out event features the Boston Bruins taking on the Philadelphia Flyers.
Costa Rican Vacation – Been dreaming of getting away to someplace warm? You and a friend can take off to Costa Rica with two tickets on JetBlue Airways and a four night stay at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo.
Conan O’Brien Show Taping – Conan O’Brien has successfully taken over the late-night airways, taking the helm of the Tonight Show and you can be there in person. You and a friend will fly JetBlue to Los Angeles and attend a taping of the Tonight Show plus dinner at trendy Asia De Cuba where “Asian meets Latin”.
Tickets for the Red Sox Home Opener – The rivalry begins anew. The Boston Red Sox will open the 2010 season at Fenway against the New York Yankees! You and a friend will be there – in premium seats – as the season begins and enjoy dinner before the game.
Throw the First Pitch at Fenway Park – Think you have what it takes to throw one across home plate at Fenway Park? Prove it as you win an opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park along with four tickets to the game.
Vacation like Royalty in Mustique – Mustique is unquestionably one of the most exclusive islands in the world. You can win a six night stay in a private 3-bedroom house on this island in the Southern Caribbean, complete with a chef and a butler.
Party with David Ortiz at Big Papi’s Grille – Surprise that young Red Sox fan with a birthday party to remember! David Ortiz will host a children’s party for ten at Big Papi’s Grille in Framingham. The party will take place in Table 34, David’s special room at the restaurant.
You can bid on these, and many more items at the online auction. Bids will be accepted through Friday, December 4, 2009.
The auction and Golf Classic benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, which is committed to helping children in New England and the Dominican Republic that do not have access to the critical pediatric services they need. Partnering with Massachusetts General Hospital in New England and with Heart Care Dominicana and International Hospital in the Dominican Republic, these organizations are increasing the number of children that will receive lifesaving services.