MLB licensee '47 Brand is donating more than $1.4 million to One Fund Boston (OneFundBoston.org) following sales of special caps featuring the B Strong logo with the Red Sox stylized "B," which were produced following the Boston Marathon Bombing. Arthur D'Angelo and Robert D'Angelo, '47 Brand co-founder and vice president, respectively, will present the check to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park prior to tonight's game. Mayor Menino along with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick established the fund to aid the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 2013. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the caps were donated to One Fund Boston.
In April, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and the Boston Red Sox announced a combined $600,000 donation to assist the victims and their families affected by the bombing. The jerseys worn by the Red Sox in their first homestand following the tragedy were auctioned and generated more than $300,000 to bring the total combined contribution to nearly $1 million. Together with these donations and '47 Brand's contribution, the collective donation to One Fund Boston from MLB, the Boston Red Sox, the MLBPA and'47 Brand is more than $2.4 million.
MLB also encouraged fans to donate to One Fund Boston through all national telecasts on FOX, ESPN, TBS and MLB Network, and promoted the charity with signage behind home plate. MLB.com, RedSox.com and MLBPlayers.com also promoted the Fund and accepted donations online.