The BASE leverages the power and passion of sports to transform lives of urban youths, providing pathways to higher education and productive citizenship for student-athletes. It operates a premier urban youth academy that offers exceptional athletic training and competition combined with academic and career support.
Our country is facing the twin crises of the pandemic and racial inequality. Looking forward, like many Americans, the K Men are wondering how we can create the society we want, not just the one we had before Covid-19. We believe we can help stem racial and economic inequality locally, in part, by investing in urban youth and the people and programs that support them.
Baseball returned to Boston in late July, 2020, but it was very different. There were no fans in the stands, so, for the first time in 22 seasons, the K Men were not posting physical K signs keeping track of strikeouts at Fenway. Instead, we posted digital Ks on Twitter for the team’s ace remotely and safely from the comfort of our homes.
We’re planning to be back on the Green Monster posting Ks in-person once we’re all vaccinated and Chris Sale’s left arm has healed.
BE A K MAN OR WOMAN FOR A GAME
For every additional $20 donated to The BASE above the cost of a shirt or hat, participants may submit one individual entry into a drawing to win two Red Sox tickets and a spot posting Ks at Fenway in 2022.
All Boston K Men official gear is designed by artist Matt Tavares, a longtime K Man and now a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many award-winning children’s books including Growing Up Pedro.