Inside The David Ortiz Children’s Fund Gala

Monday night is one of your last chances to celebrate in style with Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz’s season-long farewell tour. Ortiz is hosting the his fourth annual “David Ortiz Children’s Fund Gala” on July 18 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel to celebrate the accomplishments of his nonprofit organization, its courageous young beneficiaries and honor its dedicated supporters. The David Ortiz Children’s Fund has currently netted approximately $2 million, provided over 500 children with life-saving heart surgery in the Dominican Republic, and has helped countless others throughout New England region.

David Ortiz Children's FundPhoto Credit: David Ortiz Children’s Fund

The fund also provides critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic.  Monday night’s event will be emceed by ESPN personalities Steve Levy and Jonathan “Coach” Coachman with guests having the chance to mix-and-mingle with Boston’s biggest names in sports and entertainment while Big Papi gives remarks on his final season and his future after baseball. Attendees will also enjoy a cocktail reception, live music and entertainment as well as a three-course seated dinner in honor of the special works of the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. Additionally, all guests will have access to a silent and live auction featuring sports memorabilia, unique experiences and retirement season exclusives from David Ortiz.

In 2011, David Ortiz was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award by Major League Baseball for his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. The event is being held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza in Boston on Monday night. VIP and general cocktail receptions start at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. in the ballroom. VIP tickets are $2,500 per couple and include access to the VIP cocktail reception with David Ortiz and other celebrities, the dinner program, and a photo opportunity with David Ortiz. Tickets may be purchased at