The charitable works of Red Sox players like Curt Schilling and Tim Wakefield are well known to most fans. But, many probably don't know of the tremendous work done by Kevin Youkilis and his wife, Enza. Their "big idea" was to focus attention on the smaller, but no less worthy, charities that serve kids in the Greater Boston area. By raising awareness and funds for these groups, Kevin and Enza have allowed them to flourish and serve the needs of even more kids.
Organizations like the Italian home for Children, Christopher's Haven, the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Nativity Preparatory School, and Birthday Wishes are among the organizations that get an extra boost from the fundraising efforts of "Youk's Hits For Kids". As Enza Youkilis stated last night at the gala fundraiser at Mohegan Sun, "Last year, we raised our first million". Not bad for a relatively new charity that is gaining steam by the minute. Other highlights at last night's event were a "Family Feud" face-off between the Youkilis Family and the Francona Family. The most noteworthy piece of news? Terry Francona thinks Mariano Rivera is the "sexiest" member of the New York Yankees. Let's not go there.
If you'd like to help out Enza and Kevin Youkilis in their efforts to help kids in need, go to their website, Hits For Kids, to find out how.