BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A local restaurant chain is hoping Red Sox fans will come and watch a baseball game while helping out a local charity, which has seen a serious dent in its fundraising this year.
Through both championship seasons, and the ones fans would rather forget, the Red Sox has been a major source of money for the Jimmy Fund, which the club adopted as its official charity 67 years ago.
According to Paul Wahlberg, co-owner of the Wahlburgers restaurant chain, with the Red Sox playing a shortened season to an empty park, the pandemic has been a tough blow to both the team and the charity.
"You think about all the opportunities the Jimmy Fund has with the Boston Red Sox and with that area, and all of the traffic through there," said Wahlberg, "it's a big piece to their whole game plan for the year."
Wahlberg said that's why they've set up three "Jimmy Fund Booths" at their Boston restaurant, where 20 percent of all proceeds made during Red Sox games will go to the charity.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl reports:
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