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WooSox to Take Part in the Triple-A Final Stretch "Homers That Help" Campaign

September 21, 2021

Major League Baseball will donate $50 to Worcester’s Why Me & Sherry’s House for every WooSox Home Run hit between Wednesday, September 22 and Sunday, October 3.

Major League Baseball will donate $50 to Worcester’s Why Me & Sherry’s House for every WooSox Home Run hit between Wednesday, September 22 and Sunday, October 3.

WORCESTER, MA – The Worcester Red Sox conclude their inaugural season at Polar Park with a five-game homestand against the Rochester Red Wings that begins tomorrow evening on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:35pm. They will be joining all of the Triple-A clubs in the country by taking part in the “Homers That Help” campaign, as Major League Baseball donates $50 for every Home Run to a charity of the Triple-A club’s choice from Wednesday, September 22 through Sunday, October 3.

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month the WooSox have selected Why Me & Sherry’s House to be the beneficiary of Major League Baseball’s generosity, and they will receive $50 for every WooSox Home Run hit during this time span. If the WooSox just so happen to lead all of Triple-A in Home Runs during this final stretch, Major League Baseball will donate an additional $5,000 to Why Me & Sherry’s House. Any ties for the overall leader will be broken by the team with the fewest number of at-bats among the teams that tied for the lead.

“We are grateful for Major League Baseball’s generosity and view the Homers that Help campaign as a time to recognize that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Club President Dr. Charles A. Steinberg. “These funds will help local Worcester charities, Why Me & Sherry’s House, provide care and comfort to the families whose children are going through the storm. We celebrate their acts, and we thank MLB for providing such meaningful resources that will directly help the families of Worcester.”

Why Me is a Worcester Based non-profit organization created to help Central New England families cope with childhood cancer. WHY ME, which stands for Worcester Help for Youth, Memories Everlasting, has been providing support for families with children fighting cancer since 1985. They will be in attendance with other local non-profits at Polar Park for the club’s first-ever Childhood Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, September 24.

Sherry’s House is Why Me’s eight-bedroom residence in Worcester’s Tatnuck Square that opened in 2004, and serves as a home-away-from-home for families while their child is on active treatment. Additionally, Sherry’s House is proudly home to Why Me’s administrative offices, and hosts many events and activities throughout the year.

“We thank Major League Baseball and the WooSox for selecting our organization to be the recipient of the Homers That Help Campaign during the Triple-A final stretch,” said Danielle Sikonski, Director of Family Services. “This support will help Why Me to continue providing tangible support, financial assistance, fun outings and more to our families who have been affected by childhood cancer. We look forward to being in attendance at Polar Park this Friday for the WooSox’ Childhood Cancer Awareness Night.”

“Minor League Baseball teams have long been great community partners, and we are pleased to make a donation to each of these local charities on behalf of our Triple-A teams for their performance during the Triple-A Final Stretch,” said Major League Baseball’s Vice President, Minor League Operations and Development, Peter Woodfork. “These charities provide a variety of valuable services to their community, and it is our honor to recognize their efforts.”