Red Sox, Kris Allen of ‘American Idol’ to Team Up for ‘Picnic in the Park’ (Video)

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For fans looking to get up close to Red Sox stars, Picnic in the Park is the place to be.

Fans can come for the picnic barbecue at Fenway Park or upgrade to MVP tickets. Red Sox players won't be the only famous places at the park — Kris Allen of "American Idol" is on tap to give a special performance.

Farrah Lester shares all of the details about the special event with Jenny Dell on Red Sox First Pitch. For more information on the Aug. 5 picnic, visit redsox.com/picnic.

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Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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