“Ever dream about taking a Yoga class at America’s Most Beloved ballpark?” the FenwaYoga website asks. Well, no, but now that you mention it, maybe? Buy us some peanuts and cracker jack and you got yourself a deal. We admit we’re by no means avid baseball fans but we do appreciate yoga for a good cause.
While we’ve been all jazzed up over football players practicing yoga (baseball players do it too!), America’s favorite pastime has taken to opening up their fields for our favorite pastime. The Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, announced special fundraiser yoga classes to be held at Fenway Park September 23 and they have a cute logo for it and everything.
Since the Red Sox Foundation does not receive an endowment from the team, they need creative ways to raise money for their programs that benefit at-risk youth like Red Sox Scholars and RBI Youth Baseball & Softball. We guess this is the baseball and yoga fan’s answer to the standard 5K run/walks we’re used to seeing. The yoga classes (which is on the perimeter clay warning track – don’t touch the grass!) is open to all but each participant must raise $250 minimum to partake. And since yoga is all the rage and Boston is one of America’s top 10 yoga cities, this was kind of a no brainer.
The two classes (one at sunrise, one at sunset) will be lead by Marc McDonald and Rebecca Pacheco (@omgal).
Meanwhile, just last week the Colorado Rockies had their First Annual Yoga Day at Coors Field where fans could participate in a special yoga class right there on the field following the game against the Dodgers. Yogis also received their own Colorado Rockies yoga mat. Schmancy, and clearly suggesting that everyone go home and practice yoga every time they watch baseball on TV, which, surely, is exactly what everyone will do. (PS. The Rockies won, but we’re sure the yoga would have helped either way. Rematch September 27!)
More info on FenwaYoga here. #nosocks
UPDATE: Looks like the San Francisco Giants have their 2nd Annual Yoga Day coming up September 28 at AT&T Park. Same after-the-game deal as the Rockies, except you get a Giants-theme yoga mat bag. More details here.