Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz raised nearly half a million dollars for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, by hosting the annual Boston Heart Classic charity golf tournament.
Thanks to these collections, low-income children will be able to receive cardiovascular care through the David Ortiz Foundation in Santo Domingo, which operates at the Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine Diagnostic Center (CEDIMAT).
“Children need us more than ever, and for me, it is a great pride that all the people involved, together with the Foundation’s staff, managed to organize this golf classic that will help so many children with limited resources, a commitment that we have and we reaffirm with children and those most in need”, said David Ortiz, also known as “Big Papi”.
The Dominican baseball player thanked the support received by players, celebrities, and organizers, the lives of at least 85 children can be saved while reaffirming his mission to continue contributing and leaving a legacy that goes beyond the field of play.
The David Ortiz Children’s Fund supports children in the Dominican Republic and New England who cannot afford critical cardiac services.
The entity is associated with the Center for Diagnostic and Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine (CEDIMAT) in Santo Domingo and the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children to fulfill this mission.
Through health care outreach, education and support, the foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of children who require life-saving heart surgeries.
Over the past decade, the fund has helped nearly 10,000 children, including more than 950 heart procedures.