BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox Foundation today announced that CarGurus (cargurus.com), a leading car shopping website, has signed on as sponsor of the foundation's vehicle donation program through the 2019 season. The foundation launched the vehicle donation program in June of 2015 to help fund the 32 RBI teams (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) and Rookie Leagues it operates, and CarGurus signed on as a sponsor in 2016.
"We thank CarGurus for their continued support of this important program that helps introduce at-risk youth in urban neighborhoods to baseball and softball," said Red Sox Foundation Honorary Chairman Tim Wakefield. "For many of the kids participating in the program, it is often their first introduction to baseball or softball, and an opportunity to learn valuable tools that provide non-violent ways to deal with conflict resolution, techniques to resist drugs and alcohol, and mentorship from coaches that stress the importance of education."
"CarGurus is very proud to support to the Red Sox Foundation again this year," said Langley Steinert, founder and CEO of CarGurus. "As a Boston-based company, our employees are quite familiar with the good work of the foundation, and we are all honored to be involved in this fundraising effort. To anyone thinking about trading in a car, please consider donating it to this great cause."
Those interested in donating a car may call 800-818-4661. Donations are eligible for a tax deduction. For more information about the Red Sox Foundation's car donation program, visit redsox.com/cardonation.