I love living in Boston. I grew up here and I couldn’t imagine living or raising my children anywhere else. I could probably give you at least a million reasons why I love living here so much, but one of first things that comes to mind is the sports. Boston is a huge sports town and we’re very passionate about our teams.
When I got an email from the Boston Red Sox organization recently inviting me to join the Red Sox Family as part of their inaugural Red Sox Moms Club, I don’t think I could have responded with a very enthusiastic YES any faster. The Red Sox Moms Club is a group of influential moms who live in the Boston area and over the 2014 season I am going to be telling you about some of the events, information and activities happening within the Red Sox organization.
There is an amazing event coming up at Fenway Park, which is the home of the Boston Red Sox, that I got to preview last week and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
That’s right, a yoga session right inside historic Fenway.
For the second year in a row, the Red Sox Foundation, in partnership with KIND Healthy Snacks, will hold yoga sessions at Fenway Park on Sunday, June 8. “FenwaYoga” will raise funds for two of the foundation’s cornerstone programs, the Red Sox Scholars Program and the RBI Youth Baseball and Softball Programs.
Two classes, each accommodating 222 participants along the warning track, will be taught by celebrity yoga instructor Mandy Ingber, a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of Yogalosophy. For over 18 years Mandy has motivated people with her light-hearted approach and unique teaching style. Her public appeal grew as a celebrity yoga instructor when she did a magazine spread in 2006 with client Jennifer Aniston. Other clients include Kate Beckinsale, Ricki Lake, Brooke Shields, and Helen Hunt to name a few.
The two morning classes will take place at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and are geared towards all levels of experience. The cost is $25 to register for the event and attendees must meet a fundraising minimum of $250. There will be prizes awarded for the top three fundraisers. KIND will provide snacks made from nutritionally-rich ingredients following each session.
If you are interested in attending the FenwaYoga event, you can use the promo code REDSOXMOM (case sensitive) to receive $10 off the registration fee!
Last week, I got the chance to join six other Red Sox Moms at Fenway for a little sneak peek of the FenwaYoga event.
As part of our day at Fenway, we got to take a yoga session with the lovely Alyssa Prettyman, who has been teaching yoga around Boston since 2006.
I had never done yoga prior to that day, but Alyssa was awesome. She was very accommodating to the different skill levels of all us moms in her class. She is a mom herself, so she gets it. Her class was just challenging enough and I never felt overwhelmed at all – so much so that I am actually considering squeezing some yoga classes in to my routine (in between my spin classes, krav maga and zumba)!
After we did some yoga, the Red Sox Moms were treated to lunch before we got to head down to the field for some photos.
Those interested in signing up can register at fenwayoga.com. Don’t forget to use the promo code REDSOXMOM (case sensitive) to receive $10 off the registration fee!
The Red Sox Scholars Program is presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and provides college scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs to academically talented, financially disadvantaged Boston public middle school students.
The RBI Youth Baseball and Softball Program serves more than 2,000 inner city teens each summer using the sport to promote healthy choices and valuable life-skills.
Something else that might be of interest to Red Sox fans is a Ring Raffle that they’re holding. For $10, you get 5 entry tickets to win amazing prizes including a set of genuine World Championship Rings from 2004, 2007 & 2013! I got a chance to try on all three of the Sox Championship rings while I was at Fenway last week and it’s amazing that they are giving fans the chance to win a set of their own. You can read more about the Ring Raffle here.
Be sure to stay tuned throughout the season for more fun activities and events that are being held by the Boston Red Sox.