Boston Pops Jazz Band and Stan Strickland to Perform at Picnic in the Park

All fans can bid now on on-line auction experiences with Red Sox players

The Boston Pops Jazz Band, featuring Stan Strickland, will headline the Red Sox Foundation's 10th Annual "Picnic in the Park," presented by Ace Ticket, this Sunday, August 2, on the field at Fenway Park after the Red Sox' game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The game begins at 1:35 p.m., and the picnic is expected to begin about 45 minutes after the game. Picnic participants do not need a ticket to the game.

Red Sox Players and their wives will attend the event, which benefits the Red Sox Scholars and RBI programs. A limited number of tickets for Picnic in the Park are still available at redsox.com/picnic.

The event includes a 50-minute autograph session with the players, a picnic on the outfield grass, and a live performance by members of the Boston Pops featuring Strickland, an award-winning, internationally renowned singer, saxophonist, and flutist with local roots. 

All fans currently have the opportunity to bid in an on-line auction for extraordinary experiences with Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz, Justin Masterson, and other players and coaches. Visit redsox.com/picnic and click on the auction link. Bids must be received by the Red Sox Foundation by noon on Saturday, August 1.

For questions regarding the auction, please call Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Gena Borson, at 617-226-6440. 

The Red Sox Scholars program presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the award-winning program that provides Boston middle schoolers with $10,000 college scholarships, plus mentoring, tutoring, and guidance throughout their academic career. The program began in 2003 and received Major League Baseball's first-ever "Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence."

The RBI program revives baseball in inner cities, providing opportunities for thousands of boys and girls to play baseball and softball.