2020 Virtual Run To Home Base – September 26th
Dear Home Base Nation Listeners,
The Run to Home Base is our most critical, annual fundraiser and our primary source of funding for the clinical care and support for our veterans and their families who are impacted by the invisible wounds of war - Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Join Home Base Nation on September 26th, 2020 our annual, adaptive and memorable 9K Run or 5K Run/Walk.
2020 has been extremely tough financially on many people and organizations, including Home Base. As such, we need your help now more than ever. Your support this year will help ensure we can continue our Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) programs, to include our Special Operations Community. Thanks to our generous sponsors this year, 100% of every dollar raised will go directly towards the life-saving care provided by Home Base.
As you all know, the turbulence associated with the coronavirus pandemic has affected each of our lives profoundly. Schools, colleges, and many employers are looking at remote operations going into and beyond the Fall, and there will be no fans in attendance at Fenway Park for the foreseeable future. Based upon guidance from th City of Boston, race directors and Major League Baseball - with your safety in mind - we will conduct our 2020 Run to Home Base as a virtual race on Saturday, September 26th. You can run, jog or walk on the road, on a trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on a track. You get to do your own race, at your own pace.
Tell us Why you Run / Walk and Where you Run / Walk by using #RTHB2020
Reduced Fundraising Minimums
We also recognize that many of you may have been impacted by this insidious virus financially, and while we must continue to raise critical funds to support our wounded and injured Veterans and Military Families, we are reducing the minimum fundraising minimums (due by 9/6/20) for all participants to the following:
Home Base is currently looking at a significant budget shortfall. We normally raise $2.5M through this event but, this year, we have lowered that expectation to $1M. The funds raised from this year’s Run to Home Base supports our Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program and the 2-week Intensive Clinical Program (ICP) for our Families of the Fallen. Neither program will be funded past October 1st if we are not successful in meeting or exceeding our financial goal of $1M.
For those who raise above and beyond our new fundraising minimums, we are very excited to announce NEW fundraising incentives like a picture of your name on the Jumbotron, a chance to win Green Monster seats for 2021, on-field workouts with the Red Sox Strength & Conditioning Coach, pictures with the World Series Trophies, and an opportunity to join us at Fenway for a celebration once restrictions are lifted.
Televised Opening Ceremony
This year’s Opening Ceremony will air on NESN television on Saturday, September 26th and we will work with you to stream individual and team photos and video. NESN will also air a pre-game Run to Home Base television special, prior to Red Sox vs. Braves game that evening. Additional details to follow and we know, with your support, this will be a great event!
While we are sad that we won’t all be getting together at Fenway this year, we encourage you to register and join us on September 26th.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding.
- Your friends at Home Base, the Red Sox Foundation, and Home Base Nation!
Special thanks to Dan Berg, Maureen Roderick and Steve Monaco