360 Destination Group Partners With Red Sox Foundation to Deliver a Once in a Lifetime Experience

An exclusive event inside historic Fenway Park with Red Sox legend Tim Wakefield

Tim Wakefield, The Boston Red Sox

 As part of a long-standing relationship, 360 Destination Group hosted an exclusive client and partner appreciation event with the Red Sox Foundation.  Attendees were treated to a private batting practice with Red Sox legend Tim Wakefield, along with an exclusive lunch on the Strega Deck with Red Sox historian Gordon Edes followed by an inside tour of the park.

Participating sponsors included The Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista and the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and The Launch Group.

"It means a lot that 360 Destination Group came here today from all over the country. I am honored they chose this experience and to help us raise money for the Red Sox Foundation."

Tim Wakefield, Red Sox Legend and Honorary Chairman of The Red Sox Foundation

"Tim and the Red Sox Foundation worked closely with us to make this an amazing event." said Joe Fijol, Managing Partner for 360 Destination Group Florida.  "Our purpose is to create unique experiences and this was a demonstration of that commitment as well as a thank you to our longstanding client and hotel partners."

"It was so impressive from start to finish, each part was even better than the next." said Brian Conboy, Director of National Accounts Loews Miami Beach Hotel, event co-sponsor and 360 partner "Everyone was in awe of the experience, it is something they won't ever forget."  

"At the Red Sox Foundation we share 360's purpose for creating exceptional experiences." said Justin Perryman, Assistant Director, Marketing & Development "Further we appreciate how 360 works with us to do that and, at the same time, helps us to raise money for those in need."  

"It means a lot that 360 Destination Group came here today from all over the country." said Tim Wakefield, Red Sox Legend and Honorary Chairman of the Red Sox Foundation " I am honored they chose this experience and to help us raise money for the Red Sox Foundation." 

"These appreciation events are an opportunity for us to give our valued clients and partners a chance to experience a WOW from the attendee point of view." said Fijol "Our goal is for them to feel the power of unique moments, giving them inspiration for what they do everyday." 

About 360 Destination Group 
Part of a nationwide network that includes seasoned industry leaders, 360’s purpose is to push the creative envelope. We work with planners who desire the highest level of creativity, custom experiences and one-on-one service. This fresh perspective, combined with operational precision, has fueled our growth as well as longstanding client partnerships. For more information about 360 visit http://360dg.com

About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed over $95 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on five cornerstone programs: the Red Sox Scholars Program, which provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs and a college scholarship to academically talented but economically disadvantaged Boston public school students; the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI and Rookie League youth baseball and softball programs serving more than 2,000 inner city teens each summer; the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and traumatic brain injury; The Dimock Center in Roxbury, serving more than 80,000 low-income families in Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods; and The Jimmy Fund, supporting breakthrough cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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 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.” 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.” For more information about the foundation, visitredsoxfoundation.org

Source: 360 Destination Group, barrie.hanlon@360dg.us


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