August 5th, 2012
Having recently raised $175,000 for charity at the star-studded inaugural Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago Benefit Concert, Hall of Fame Writer Peter Gammons is bringing Hot Stove Cool Music back to its native Boston with a rooftop VIP party leading up to the much-anticipated August 14th Bruce Springsteen show at Fenway Park.
Kicking the party off at 5:00pm, special guests are set to include actor/comedian Mike O’Malley, The Figgs’ Mike Gent, and musician Kay Hanley. A limited number of VIP packages, which include meet-and-greet opportunities, food and drink and an outstanding view of the sold-out Springsteen show from the park’s Right Field Roof Top Deck, are still available online.
With proceeds benefiting the Foundation To Be Named Later’s Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship, presented by RISO, packages include the Home Run Package, consisting of 2 VIP tickets for $500, and the Grand Slam Package, consisting of 4 VIP tickets, for $1,000. Up to TWO packages can be purchased per transaction.
Sponsorship packages are also available; for more info, go here.
Peter Gammons weighs in on the event: “After an incredibly successful inaugural show in Chicago, it’s great to return to our roots here in Boston. (It’s) where this all started 12 years ago, and to combine helping deserving youth with watching the legendary Bruce Springsteen play America’s oldest ballpark is pretty amazing.”
Ipswitch will serve as presenting sponsor for the event, with other sponsors, including: RISO, Greenberg Traurig, GDF SUEZ Distri Gas, KPMG, Mintz Levin, a&g, Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, Harpoon Brewery, Amber Hill Winery, Dante Restaurant, Blue Inc, Sweet Cheeks, Improper Bostonian and elevate communications.
About Hot Stove Cool Music: Founded in 2000 by Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan, the biannual event, which made its debut in Chicago this summer, has since raised more than $6.5 million for the Foundation To Be Named Later and The Jimmy Fund. The inaugural Chicago event will benefit Chicago Cubs Charities and Foundation To Be Named Later.
About Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL): Launched in Spring of 2005 by Paul Epstein, a social worker in the Brookline public school system, and his twin brother, former Boston Red Sox EVP and GM and current Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein. FTBNL is named after the MLB trade term, player to be named later.
The mission of FTBNL is to raise funds and awareness for non-profit agencies, working on the front lines, serving disadvantaged youth and families. Investing in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families, FTBNL has given more than $5 million in grants and in-kind donations to over 200 non-profit organizations and has sent approximately 3,500 children, who would not otherwise get the chance to go to a game, to Red Sox and Celtics home games.
The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship (named in honor of Hall of Famer and FTBNL Champion, Peter Gammons) is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent more than 20 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. Each Gammons Scholar gets an adult mentor and a laptop computer to ensure college success.
For more information on Foundation To Be Named Later programs and events, or to make a donation, please visit their website.