Craig Breslow, Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

CRAIG BRESLOW

AGE: 33
POSITION: Pitcher
CHARITIES SUPPORTED: Strike 3 Foundation, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital and Research Institute Oakland, Conquer Cancer Foundation, United Way of Western Connecticut, Red Sox Foundation.

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE:

~ In 2008, Craig Breslow founded the Strike 3 Foundation. A molecular biophysics and biochemistry graduate from Yale, Craig oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization that has raised more than $1,500,000.

~ The all-volunteer foundation is comprised of lawyers, doctors, corporate executives and other professionals who donate their time, services and expertise.

~ Earlier this year, Craig refuted a critical article published in the Boston Globe disparaging professional athlete charities with 1,200-word rebuttal that gained national attention.

~ Strike 3 supports programs and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital and Research Institute Oakland, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Conquer Cancer Foundation.

~ This May, he hosted the second Annual “Sip Happens” event that raised $300,000.

~ Deeply affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy, Craig donated to United Way of Western Connecticut and helped organized a baseball clinic for kids in Newtown.

~ He created the “Play It Forward” program, a rally call for all kids to strike out childhood cancer.

BASEBALL CAREER:

Craig Breslow was a member of the Red Sox World Series Championship team in 2013. The Wall Street Journal named him the “Smartest Man in Baseball” in 2009. He ranked first on The Sporting News list of the “Top 20 Smartest Athletes” in 2010.