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Wilmington charity named finalist for Red Sox Foundation awards

WILMINGTON—Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center has been named one of the finalists for the Red Sox Foundation’s Impact Awards.

The program provides Red Sox fans in the five New England states outside of Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite local nonprofits to decide which organizations will be awarded grants.

The Impact Awards this year are focused on organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving health and wellness outcomes in their communities.

Fans can vote for the nonprofit that best fits within this year’s theme. The nomination period is open through July 28.

The foundation will donate a total of $75,000. Voting will help determine a first, second, and third place winner in each of the five states.

First place winners will receive a $10,000 award and check presentation during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on Sept. 5, tickets to a game, and recognition on the team and Foundation websites.

Charities with the second- and third-most votes will receive grants of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively, along with additional benefits.

To be eligible, charities must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits in good standing that perform work consistent with the Red Sox Foundation’s mission of serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children, families, and veterans in need across New England.

Impact Award voting takes place on redsox.com/impact.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #515 (Wednesday, June 19, 2019). This story appeared on page A3.

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