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No plan for Mother's Day? Bring her to Fenway

Posted by David D'Onofrio  May 7, 2013 06:13 AM

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Looking for a place to take the mom in your life this Mother's Day? The Red Sox would like to suggest a visit to Fenway Park -- and for more than just a baseball game.

After the Sox and Blue Jays are finished with the ballpark on Sunday afternoon, the club will welcome mothers and their kids on to the infield to run the bases. In my case it'd be nothing short of a Mother's Day Miracle if my mother made it all the way around, considering I don't think she's run a total of 360 feet in the last 30 years, but there are alluring perks for those types of moms, too: Fenway tours will be free for women all weekend, while during Sunday's contest women can receive a complimentary chair massage, courtesy of Equinox Fitness, in the Champions Club located behind right field.

It's all part of a month-long celebration of "Women and Baseball," with the Sox planning to highlight that theme at each of May's 13 home games. Leading up to Mother's Day, events include the Red Sox Wives conducting a mystery grab bag fundraiser supporting the One Fund on May 9 and 10 -- with fans who donate $40 having a chance to “grab” an autographed baseball. The next day, Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, will be on hand as the Sox celebrate her native Rhode Island.

Of course, it might also be a good idea to get gifts for the moms in your life, and the Red Sox are currently offering discounts on jewelry and handbags bought through their team store.

There's also a new piece from Alex and Ani, the local brand that has created an exclusive expandable wire bangle to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the partnership between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund. Pictured below, the bracelet is available in gold or silver, and can be purchased for $28 by going here or to an Alex and Ani store.

Each bangle is accompanied by a meaning card that is marked with three descriptive words -- legacy, teamwork, dedication -- and 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the bangle go directly to the Jimmy Fund. Might be a nice accessory to wear on a Sunday in the park.


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