March 15, 2017

MCLE’s 12th Annual Auction of Red Sox Season Tickets

Bidding now open

MCLE Auctions Red Sox Season Tickets
to Benefit Monroe L. Inker Scholarship Fund!

Auction open until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017


MLB Trivia: Are you ready for some baseball? (answers at bottom)
  1. Who is MLB’s #1 prospect in 2017?
  2. Who was the pitcher of record for the first Team USA victory in World Baseball Classic history?
  3. How many hot dogs are sold each year at Fenway Park?


Auction Details

In 2006, through the generosity of Monroe Inker’s family, MCLE auctioned a package of tickets to Boston Red Sox games, the proceeds from which helped to establish the Monroe L. Inker Scholarship Fund to honor the life and work of one of the Commonwealth’s most distinguished family law attorneys. Since then, for the past 12 years, MCLE has continued to auction these season tickets, and, as a result, more than $123,000 has been raised to benefit this fund, which endows 49 scholarships every year for lawyers who serve the public interest to attend MCLE programs.

Once again, MCLE is auctioning the same pair of season tickets for the 2017 season. These are superb seats, located in Loge Box 116, Section 16, Row HH, on the first-base side between home plate and the Red Sox dugout.

MCLE is offering the pair of tickets to all 81 regular season home games to the highest bidder (above their face value of $16,726). The amount of the winning bid in excess of the face value of the tickets will be designated as a tax-deductible contribution to the Monroe L. Inker Scholarship Fund. The details of the bidding are as follows:

Item: Red Sox season tickets consisting of 2 seats to all 81 regular season home games*
Location of Seats: Loge Box 116, Section 16, Row HH (seats 3 & 4)
First Home Game: Monday, April 3, 2017 at 2:05 p.m. (vs. Pittsburgh Pirates)
Bidding Ends: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Minimum Starting Bid: $16,726 (face value of tickets)
Memories at Fenway to cherish forever: Priceless!

To place your bid for these phenomenal tickets, email njohnson@mcle.org. Bidding will remain open until 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The winner will be notified by email after the close of bidding (throughout the auction, the highest bid will be posted and updated on our website, www.mcle.org.)

Baseball season is fast-approaching, and, with it, hope springs eternal. With arguably the best pitching rotation in baseball (Can you say Sale, Porcello and Price?), the Sox have been picked as a top contender this year (can you say Red Sox vs. Cubs in October?). Add in young stars like Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, and Jackie Bradley, Jr., and, now, Andrew Benintendi (MLB’s #1 prospect), the 2017 season looks promising indeed. Here’s your chance to be part of the action that is Red Sox baseball! Come help cheer on the Olde-Towne team from wonderful seats in Fenway Park – while at the same time contributing to a worthy cause.

This is a wonderful opportunity to honor Monroe, support MCLE’s scholarship program, and experience Red Sox baseball at Fenway!

Sal Ricciardone, Esq.
MCLE Director of Philanthropy & Special Projects

* If the Red Sox make the playoffs, MCLE intends to hold a separate auction of the playoff tickets at that time, proceeds from which (above the face value of the tickets) again will benefit the Monroe L. Inker Scholarship Fund.

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Answers to MLB Trivia Questions:
  1. Andrew Benintendi (OF), Boston Red Sox
  2. Former Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin (vs. Mexico, March 7, 2006)
  3. 1,500,000 hot dogs, ranking third only to the LA Dodgers (over 3,000,000) and Texas Rangers (1,570,000). Fenway, however, still ranks first in sausages sold (600,000). (Numbers based on 2014 estimates.)
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MCLE’s named scholarship funds, created with a minimum $25,000 endowment, honor those attorneys and judges whose lives and work exemplify the best of Massachusetts’ rich legal heritage and provide essential funding for scholarships to MCLE programs for lawyers who serve the public interest, including legal aid staff attorneys, practitioners who accept pro bono cases, and other deserving private- and public-sector lawyers.

   
 

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