Since 2006, the David Ortiz Children’s Fund has worked to provide help for children facing life-threatening heart surgery.
The Red Sox slugger has previously hosted annual events in his native Dominican Republic, but this year his organization will be hosting its first major event in Red Sox Nation.
The inaugural David Ortiz Children’s Fund Gala will take place in Boston on Monday, Sept. 16, and the festivities will retain a unique Dominican style.
NESN’s Jenny Dell caught up with Ortiz to ask him about the gala prior to the Red Sox’ series finale in Tampa Bay on Thursday. Check out the video above to hear what he had to say, and click here to purchase tickets to the event.