Home Base

Special Operations Veterans to parachute into Fenway Park to kick-off 14th Annual Run to Home Base on July 22

Unique opportunity to watch and support our service members, veterans and their families.

BOSTON, MA – The public is invited to join a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch Special Operations Veterans Parachute in Fenway Park on the morning of July 22, 2023 at 6:45am. 

Sponsored by the SEAL Legacy Foundation, the special operation veteran parachute team Frog-X which is comprised of Navy SEAL Veterans who will perform a parachute jump into the historic park’s outfield. This event at Fenway Park will be open to the public and the World Series Trophies will be on display!

This unique Parachute Jump into Fenway Park is a part of a larger campaign for year’s Run to Home Base – aimed at raising funds and awareness for Home Base’s National Center of Excellence clinical programs that are specifically tailored for Special Operators who have been impacted by brain injury, and physical and mental health trauma.  Veterans, Services Members, and their Families from the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community will be honored at the 14th Annual Run to Home Base – a 9K run/5K run/walk through Boston with racers crossing the “home base” finish line at Fenway Park.

In 2019, Home Base answered the call to help those affected by the unprecedented rise in suicides in the SOF community, by establishing the country’s first private sector special operations clinic for physical and traumatic brain injuries.  Since then, the demand has surpassed all expectations and current resources. As a result, Home Base is asking a grateful nation to help us reach our goal of raising an additional $1 million needed to expand space and clinical resources at the Home Base National Center of Excellence in the Charlestown Navy Yard, specifically for our Special Operations heroes.

To join us at the Parachute Jump at Fenway Park, please visit runtohomebase.org.  The event is free to the public.  Voluntary donations for the event in support of our campaign are welcome and appreciated!   A special ceremony featuring local leaders and Veteran stories of hope that highlight this life-saving care will occur after the jump. The public will also have access to Fenway Park’s popular Kid’s Concourse which features World Series Trophies, games, Red Sox legends and more kid-friendly activities.

“Home Base proudly offers world class clinical programs that have been specifically tailored to the needs of the Special Operations Forces service members, veterans and their families.   Operators from across the country come to our National Center of Excellence for this world class, life saving care – all at no cost thanks to a generous and grateful nation,” said Home Base Executive Director Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond. “This year’s emphasis on SOF Warriors comes at a critical time for us, as we endeavor to expand space to meet the unique needs of those seeking care at Home Base. We invite the community to join us as we honor these brave heroes.”

The Run to Home Base, presented by Raytheon Technologies, increases awareness and financial support for Home Base, a partnership between Massachusetts General Hospital and the Red Sox Foundation, and its mission to heal the invisible wounds of war. Since 2010, the Red Sox Foundation and Boston Red Sox have raised over $38 million for Home Base, its programs and services, through this annual event thanks to thousands of individual participants and donors.

In addition to the Run to Home Base, Home Base and the Red Sox Foundation will also host an on-field pre-game ceremony to honor the heroic service of our Navy SEAL, Green Berets, Army Rangers, Air Force Operators, Marine Raiders and other members of our SOF community, later the afternoon prior to the game between the Red Sox against the Mets. 

For more information about the Parachute into Fenway Park and the 2023 Run to Home Base presented by Raytheon Technologies day of events, or to donate to Home Base, please visit runtohomebase.org.

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Media Contact:

Kelly Field, Director of Communications, Home Base

kefield@mgh.harvard.edu | 617-697-8056

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About Home Base:

Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. The program was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox organization in 2009.

Since inception, Home Base has served more than 30,000 Veterans, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen with care and support, and trained more than 80,000 clinicians, educators and community members nationally. The Home Base National Center of Excellence is located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard of Boston. Learn more at www.homebase.org.

About the Red Sox Foundation:

The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has awarded more than 5,000 grants since its creation in 2002 and focuses on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $162 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 30,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 20,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 349 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 2,000 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.”  In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” The Red Sox became the first Club to win the Award twice, when they were honored in 2019 in recognition of the club’s role and Red Sox Foundation’s efforts in the creation of Home Base. For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.

About the SEAL Legacy Foundation:

The SEAL Legacy Foundation is dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen United Stated Navy SEALS, educational assistance for SEASLs and their families and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community.

Established in 2011, the SEAL Legacy Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Austin, TX. The Foundation was founded by SEALS, is run by SEALS and supports the brave men of the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams.

The SEAL Legacy

The SEAL Legacy has been developed and fostered for the more than 50-year history of the United States Navy SEAL Teams. NO SEAL has ever been captured and NO SEAL has ever been left behind on the field of battle, dead or alive. This legacy of the genesis of the SEAL Brotherhood – an ethos that binds them together and demands they not fail one another. That is what drives SEALS. That is what inspires SEALS. It is this same Legacy that is the driving force for the SEAL Legacy Foundation. Our intent is simple: Honor the Brotherhood, Preserve the Legacy and Ensure that NO ON IS LEFT BEHIND.

For more information about the SEAL Legacy Foundation, visit www.seallegacy.org