Jason Varitek has worn some special special equipment the last few years on July 4th to honor America. It is, of course, red, white and blue. And this year after he wears them, he will auction off his mask, chester protector and shin guards to benefit The Saints Medical Center, and will also autograph them as well.
The tickets are $2 apiece, with a minimum order of five tickets. Tek's gear is not all that's being raffled off. The raffle winner will also receive four tickets to a Red Sox game, and will also receive a tour of Fenway Park (which I have also taken, and it is phenomenal).
The raffle has begun and you can enter it until 11 AM on August 3rd. The drawing will be conducted later that day. If you'd like more information about it and buy some raffle tickets, check out this link from the good folks at Celebrities For Charity.
Jason Varitek is also doing another charity raffle later in August as well. Tek will be auctioning off four tickets to the Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park on August 22, and the winner of that raffle will also win a tour for three of Fenway Park, a $100 gift certificate to the Tresca Restaurant in Boston's North End, and an 8x10 photo of Tek. That raffle is also currently taking place and running until August 20th, when the lucky winner's name will be drawn.
Here is another link you can check out to enter the August 22nd game raffle.