Youth and Amateur Athletics
Tom and Jean Yawkey loved the game of baseball. They were the owners of the Boston Red Sox, but they were also fans of the game and recognized its value in bringing young people together. As such, they were committed to providing athletic opportunities for young people who otherwise may not have access to recreation programs. The Yawkeys recognized that team sports, particularly baseball and softball, build important social skills such as cooperation, sharing, and discipline. In honor of the Yawkeys' great legacy to athletics, the Yawkey Foundations support amateur baseball and softball programs, youth camp programs, and youth recreation programs.
The Yawkey Foundations do not support individual, town, or county athletic programs.