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Red Sox Foundation invests in Lawrence

Donations aimed at trips for kids, better family health care

by Bill Kirk, Eagle Tribune


This spring, hundreds of Lawrence children will take trips to farms, parks and waterways.


Thanks to the Red Sox, the kids will get a taste of the outdoors away from the inner city.


The Red Sox Foundation has donated $180,000 to four local non-profits focused on the health of residents and their quality of life. The money will pay for a variety of programs, including trips to get young people out of the city and ways to improve health care for Lawrence families.


The grant recipients include Groundwork Lawrence, $30,000; Lawrence Boys & Girls Club, $25,000; Beyond Soccer, $25,000; and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, $100,000.


The grant for Groundwork Lawrence pays for the expansion of the organization’s in-school education programming to after-school hours, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.


At the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, the $100,000 grant will be used to support the health care agency's Family Medicine Residency Program, which was established in 1994 and was the first accredited teaching community health center in the nation. The program creates learning environments where physicians develop skills in family medicine and dedicate themselves to the care of individuals and families, especially those who need better health care.



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