Red Sox Press Release
Red sox player craig breslow to host sip happens event may 19, 2014 to benefit childhood cancer research
BOSTON, MA -The Strike 3 Foundation announced that it will host its second annual Sip Happens food tasting and wine pairing on May 19 at the Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress St, Boston, MA. Proceeds will benefit the organization founded by Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow that heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research and treatment. To date, the organization has raised over $2,000,000 and disbursed over $1,100,000 to worthwhile research and treatment centers locally, and across the US.
Sip Happens will begin with a VIP reception at 6:30PM, with general admission doors opening at 7:00PM. Sponsorship commitments thus far have been confirmed from Armand De'Brignac Ace of Spades Champagne, Foley Family Wines, Tito's Vodka, Beam Global, Nestle Waters, Samuel Adams, The Fireplace Restaurant, New England Charcuterie, Citizen's Public House, Hungry Mother, Georgetown Cupcakes, and The Improper Bostonian. Further participants are expected.
Executive Director and event co-host Craig Breslow offered his excitement about the event, "Last year, Sip Happens raised over $100,000 and was attended by a an impressive roster of corporate and private supporters. Additionally, we received overwhelming support from my Red Sox teammates. We expect an even more successful event this year with experience, better brand awareness, and increased momentum in our corner. I have learned to be able to count on my teammates and the city of Boston to support meaningful causes."
Director of Business Operations and Development, and co-host Kelly Breslow added "Sip Happens has quickly become a signature Boston event. We are working diligently behind the scenes to ensure a memorable evening, but the success of this, and any fundraiser, boils down to the generosity and support of the community. We greatly appreciate the contributions of participating vendors, donors, and sponsors, and look forward to May 19 with tremendous excitement."
The Strike 3 Foundation is a charitable agency recognized by the IRS under 501 (c)(3) that heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research. Founded in 2008 by current
Major League Pitcher and Yale graduate Craig Breslow, Strike 3 has donated over $500,000 to Yale University Children's Hospital as a founding sponsor of Connecticut's only Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. Additionally, the organization has supported deserving research and treatment centers across the country including the Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Strike 3 also funds a Boston based research project annually. Offices are located in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, and California, and is headquartered in Connecticut.