By the time we decide to actually go to the game or concert -- the best seats are usually already sold out. And with binoculars and the beer stand nearby -- we tell ourselves it doesn't matter. But it does. A great seat up-close to the stage or just a few rows above court side changes the entire experience. And, seating in a luxury suite is the ultimate in event enjoyment. At Tickets-for-Charity.com, over the next few months -- here are two ways you can enjoy Boston entertainment the VIP way with easy access at an affordable cost.
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – April 19
Enjoy the only time Sidney Crosby comes to Boston this season from a Suite inside the TD Garden. Not only will you go home full from the free food and drinks, but your keep-sake Bruins hat will sure to impress and lead to a few great stories about the game…especially if you get it autographed by the former Bruins player who might be stopping by to say hi!. Cost per person – Just $200.00
Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert – July 13
How does it look when 30,000 people are jumping up-and-down to their favorite songs? You will know by attending the Jason Aldean show at historic Fenway Park this summer from the VIP Right Field Roof Deck. Not only will you get to see this amazing show, but all food and drinks are included (Budweiser Anyone?). You never know what celebs might take in the show with you as this is the most VIP spot you will find in the ballpark that night.. Cost per person – Just $250.00
Justin Timberlake comes to Fenway!
For us New Englanders -- this is the time of year when we have just about had it with the winter months. The cold, chilly weather and 11th hour snowstorms have lost their appeal and a major change is needed. As we plan for Spring and Summer -- here is what is happening at Tickets-for-Charity.com -- giving a few ways Bostonians can distract themselves with some exciting upcoming events and exclusives in and out of the city!
The Masters –Golf’s grandest event takes place the first weekend of April in rural Augusta, Georgia. This picturesque town sees its population grow by 180,000 during the event and temperatures rarely dip below 60 degrees. Bubba Watson looks to defend his green jacket and Tickets-for-Charity has the best options for tickets and accommodations. Imagine getting away with lots of family or your favorite golfing pals for a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime Masters weekend experience. Remember you will get a special receipt that is a formal record of donation you can use at tax time! Find out more here: http://www.ticketsforcharity.com/schedule/The-Masters/762
Fun and Exclusivity for Minor League Baseball
What is more summer than Maine and baseball? Bring the whole out to Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine to see the Sea Dogs (Red Sox Double-A Affiliate) play this summer and see you name up in the lights of the scoreboard. Even better than that, one member of the family will get the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch! Purchase this today and a donation is made to the Maine Children’s Cancer Center. More details here: http://www.ticketsforcharity.com/schedule/Portland-Sea-Dogs/729
Enjoy the hottest concert at Fenway!
Justin Timberlake and Jay -- Legends of the Summer Tour hits Boston in August and you can see the world's biggest artists together doing what they do best. Enjoy complimentary food, beer and wine from the Right Field Roof Deck and hobnob with other VIP’s in this private area of Fenway Park. Want in? Click here: http://www.ticketsforcharity.com/schedule/Jay-Z-Justin-Timberlake/773
Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings took place the City of Boston, lead by Mayor Thomas Menino, and the State of Massachusetts, coordinated by Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, came together to form The One Fund in the hopes of raising support for those victims that would be encountering a long, difficult road ahead of themselves towards recovery.
The One Fund, which to date has raised more than $28m in just three weeks, proved to the country and the world that Boston was going to support their neighbors however they could. Many more dollars are sure to come into The One Fund in the coming weeks and months as communities in and around Boston tally up their totals from benefit walks, runs dinners and fundraisers…everyone is eager to help in their own small way!
Tickets-for-Charity.com, which will be selling hundreds of concert and sports tickets for the spring and summer season, added The One Fund to their charity platform immediately following the events on April 15. This way as we continue to live our lives and enjoy our favorite performing artists and bands on tour and attend baseball games, tennis and golf tournaments, broadway shows -- we have an automatic way to give back to the injured of the Boston bombings. Every purchase at Tickets-for-Charity.com has a portion which benefits charities (chosen by both the entertainer/team and fans at check-out) and now The One Fund is included. After the first two-weeks, Tickets-for-Charity raised an additional $8,400 and we will continue to raise more.
The One Fund has shown us all that people will rally to help one another when that help is needed. The City of Boston, its citizens and businesses will continue to support those victims of these senseless acts of violence and will be there with open hearts and wallets to help!
Please consider donating at: www.onefundboston.org
Baseball is back!!! Beginning in April and throughout the spring and summer -- there is nothing better than hot peanuts, popcorn and a slice of applie pie -- and combine that with baseball and you've got it made! One sure sign the warm weather is coming to Boston is the Red Sox breaking camp from Fort Myers, FL and making the trek back to Fenway Park.
The Sox are looking to rebound after a difficult 2012. New Manager John Farrell is sure to implement some changes to the club and how the line-up looks, but staples like Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jon Lester are back to take another crack at getting a new World Series ring.
Tickets-for-Charity and the Red Sox Foundation have again partnered up to raise money through ticket sales. TFC has tickets to every Sox game in 2013...here are a few that stand out!!!
Philadelphia Phillies at Red Sox – May 27-28
See this annual matchup of two powerhouse teams from the Green Monster!
New York Yankees at Red Sox – July 19-21
The Evil Empire returns to Fenway for the first time in 2013.
Toronto Blue Jays at Red Sox – Sept. 20-22
Be there for the final home series of 2013…playoffs could be on the line!!!
And, if you are traveling around the country this Spring and Summer -- don't miss out. Lots of other baseball tickets and experiences are available on Tickets-for-Charity.com. Keep checking back to their website throughout the season!!!
So you like sports and taking vacations? Who doesn’t!!! Here's why you should visit or if you live here really enjoy your own town! These next four months are definitely the best time in Boston if you are a sports fan.
Every January the home towns New England Patriots are in the hunt to make it back to another Superbowl appearance. Since 2001, the Pats have been in five Superbowls, winning footballs ultimate prize three times. In 2012-2013 they showed no signs of slowing down and at the deadline time for this article they were preparing for a matchup with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship!
The Boston Celtics are navigating their way through the NBA’s Eastern Conference at a feverish pace this season, hitting their stride now that guard Avery Bradley is back in the lineup after a length time away due to injury. The Paul Piece and Kevin Garnett lead team will play more than half of their season schedule between January to April, so there are no shortages of opportunity to see some of the best basketball players to ever play the game while in town!
Typically in January the Boston Bruins hockey team is about 30-40 games into their season, but because of a labor dispute the season did not start up January 19, creating a shortened season with games almost every night! Tuuka Rask leads the Bruins in goal this season and veteran goaltender Tim Thomas takes a year away from the game. Tickets can be hard to come by given that there are so few home games this season (only 24 compared to a normal season of 43 games), so make sure you plan accordingly.
And what would the Boston sports scene be without the Boston Red Sox. The local nine take the field in early April for their 101st season at Fenway Park. Ballpark tours are a must, even if the team is out of town!
Summer is nearly upon us, Boston, so what better time of year to kick your kids butt off of the Xbox and get them out of the house for a few hours a day! For kids that have an interest in sports, lots of options exist where they can not only meet their favorite professional players this summer, but also get instruction from them in the hopes of one day making it to the ‘Big Leagues’.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is hosting a one-day Skills Clinic for Boys and Girls Grades 1 – 8 on July 24 in Melrose, MA (just north of Boston). This Clinic will put the future all-stars to work for nearly four hours of instructional fun. Included with the Clinic is a limited edition t-shirt, an autographed photo of the child and Will, along with the chance to play games and win exciting prizes.
New England Patriot Superstar Rob Gronkowski is hosting his only area Clinic in Peabody, Ma on June 1 and 2. This two-day event will teach Boys and Girls Grades 1 -8 the fundamentals of football and allow each camper to enjoy some quality time with Rob! The Clinic is SOLD OUT, but a few spot remain at www.ticketsforcharity.com.