Adrian Gonzalez Takes Red Sox Scholars Back-To-School Shopping

August 20, 2012 12:00 AM
Adrian Gonzalez Takes Red Sox Scholars Back-To-School Shopping
" BOSTON (CBS) – For the second year in a row, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is helping kids go back to school with everything they need.

Along with his wife Betsy, Gonzalez and 220 Red Sox Scholars hit up the Target at the South Bay Shopping Mall in Dorchester for some back-to-school shopping, all on the Sox slugger.

Students ranging from seventh grade all the way up to high school juniors received $125 to get what they need to start the school year off right.

“Basically it’s just allowing the kids come and pick out school supplies,” said Gonzalez, who was inspired by a former teammate in San Diego. “Last year we did $100, but a lot of them ran into the $70 range and didn’t know what else to get. This year we changed it up a bit; it’s a $65 minimum in school supplies and $60 they can get in clothing — whatever they need for the upcoming year.”

Gonzalez On Back-To-School, State Of Sox:

“It’s awesome,” he said of the joy the families get from the event "

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