David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic

Fundraising Event Benefited David Ortiz Children’s Fund

BOSTON, MA  December 18, 2009 –  Did you miss the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic this year?  You can catch all the highlights in a special Red Sox Report airing on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Produced by Emmy-winning Red Sox Productions, the show chronicles the weekend’s activities, including the welcome reception, pairings party, golf tournament and awards gala. There will be exclusive interviews from David’s Red Sox teammates, baseball superstars and friends such as Pedro Martinez, sports legends Bobby Orr, Alonzo Mourning, Andres Galaragga, Jim Rice, John Havlicek and many more.

The show is guest hosted by David Ortiz, Red Sox teammate Mike Lowell, Red Sox teammate Clay Buchholz and his wife Lindsay, MLB Network commentator and former Red Sox first baseman Sean Casey, USA Network’s Burn Notice actor Jeffrey Donovan and former Saturday Night Live actress and comedienne Rachel Dratch, all of whom attended the event.

In addition to coverage of the celebrity golf classic, the show will also feature one-of-a-kind footage of David Ortiz visiting Cedimat Hospital in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and interviews with family members of children who are receiving critical care courtesy of the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.

The Red Sox Report is presented by CVS/Pharmacy. The show will be rebroadcast at the following dates and times:  December 21 at 5:00 p.m.; December 22 at 1:30, 5:30 and 11:30 p.m.; December 23 at 4:30 p.m.; and December 27 at 10:30 p.m.

About the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic

The second annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic was held December 3-6, 2009 at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, one of the most spectacular resort communities in the world. Guests stayed at the five-star luxury Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa, overlooking the turquoise waters and pristine beaches of the Caribbean Sea.  The golf tournament itself took place at Punta Espada, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.

At the 2009 Celebrity Golf Classic, David Ortiz was joined by a host of celebrities and MLB players, including Red Sox teammates Clay Buchholz, Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, Daniel Bard, and Tim Wakefield. Other MLB players included Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, Robinson Cano, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Placido Polanco.  Others attending the event included MLB Network commentator Sean Casey; Red Sox manager Terry Francona,  Houston Astros manager Brad Mills, actors Jeffrey Donovan, Rachel Dratch and Sam Page, pop singer Joanna “JoJo” Levesque; and sports legends Bobby Orr, Jim Rice, Luis Tiant,  John Havlicek and Alonzo Mourning.

MVP sponsors for the 2009 David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic were JetBlue, Reebok, vitaminwater, and Sharp Electronics.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 3rd Annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic, please contact Michele Lasky at [email protected].

About the David Ortiz Children’s Fund

The David Ortiz Children’s Fund  (DOCF) is committed to helping children in New England and the Dominican Republic  that do not have access to the critical pediatric services they need. The DOCF is proud to partner with Massachusetts General Hospital to fulfill its mission in New England and with Heart Care Dominicana and International Hospital for Children to fulfill its mission in the Dominican Republic. These organizations are committed to healing as many children as possible by providing critical pediatric healthcare. Working together, these organizations are increasing the number of children that will receive lifesaving services.  For more information on the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, please visit http://www.davidortizchildrensfund.org/.