CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom headlines BC baseball’s 30th Annual Baseball Night in Boston January 26 at Fenway Park. The event, which serves as the team’s largest fundraiser, will take place from 6-9 p.m. inside the State Street Pavilion.
“Baseball Night is pivotal to our program’s operation and directly contributes to every aspect of the program from providing the best student-athlete experience to competing in the toughest conference in the country,” 12th-year head coach Mike Gambino said.
Tickets can be purchased at BCEagles.com/BaseballNight
Bloom joined the Red Sox in October of 2019 as the organization’s head of baseball operations. Boston went 92-70 and reached the American League Championship Series this past season. Bloom’s inaugural season with the club was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Red Sox, who used BC’s Harrington Athletics Village as their alternate summer training site prior to the start of the abbreviated season, missed the 2020 MLB playoffs and in one of Bloom’s first big personnel moves brought back World Series-winning manager Alex Cora, who guided Boston back to the postseason in 2021.
“We are extremely excited to have Chaim as our guest this year,” stated Gambino. “He is widely considered one of the top baseball executives in the game and his impact on the Red Sox has already been felt across Major League Baseball. We are very lucky to have a meaningful, longstanding relationship with the Red Sox and this is the latest example of the organization’s support of our program.”
Proceeds from Baseball Night go toward the cost of the team’s early-season trips outside of New England to play out a challenging schedule that covers a national footprint in preparation for ACC competition. Funds raised from the event also contribute to annual operating expenses, including recruiting, equipment and scholarships.
Financial support for the BC baseball program and Baseball Night can be made through the purchase of tickets as well as sponsorship opportunities for the event. Independent financial contributions and auction item donations are also essential to the evening. Donated items such as tickets to sporting or non-sporting events, autographed balls, pictures, and jerseys, along with many other items will be auctioned off the night of the event.
Tickets cost $200 until Dec. 31 and increase to $225 on Jan. 1. Supporters purchasing tickets on or prior to Dec. 31 have the option to add exclusive New Balance BC Birdball gear at a total cost of $250 per ticket.
Baseball Night is made possible thanks to the generosity of BC baseball’s supporters. A $5,000 gift includes up to 10 tickets, parking passes, an “Insider’s Tour of Fenway” and access to the VIP reception with featured guest Chaim Bloom. A $2,500 gift includes up to four tickets as well as the tour of Fenway, including exclusive access to the clubhouses and press box. A $1,000 gift includes two tickets and parking passes.
To participate visit BCEagles.com/baseballnight or contact Courtney Duncan ([email protected]) in the Office of Athletic Development at 617-552-0108. Checks can also be mailed; payable to Boston College Baseball, Conte Forum 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.