News Bytes: Buy Red Sox Tix, Support Charity

Tickets_for_CharityHere’s a round up of some stories from the day. The Red Sox Tickets for Charity program takes the lead. Then after the jump, read about the new Lone Star Faceoff charity hockey competition, as well as a Disability and the arts program that got an Olympics charity boost in the U.K.

Boston Red Sox: Tickets-for-Charity is now offering Boston Red Sox fans access to hard-to-find seats at Fenway Park for the upcoming Division Series against the Angels on Sunday, October 11th and Monday, October 12th while supporting the Red Sox Foundation.

“Partnering with Tickets-for-Charity has already raised over $774,000 for our Foundation, and we were thrilled to expand this terrific program in 2009 with an even greater selection of seats for our fans,” said Meg Vaillancourt, Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation (Tickets for Charity).

Lone Star Faceoff: The Houston Business Journal’s Greg Barr reported yesterday that the AHL’s Houston Aeros, San Antonio Rampage, Texas Stars are part of the Lone Star Faceoff, a “new competition that will ultimately raise money for charity.”

Barr: “The Lone Star Faceoff title and trophy will go to the team that records the most points within the rivalry, and the other two teams will make a donation to a charity chosen by the winning team. Each team will play the other two Texas teams 12 times throughout the season” (Houston Business Journal, 10/7).

Unlimited: Unveiled ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Unlimited will be the largest ever arts and disability program in the U.K., aiming to bring new works into mainstream culture. Principally backed by the National Lottery, the scheme will fund new works and support artists to develop their skills and talents (Charities Aid Foundation).