BOSTON (March 13, 2017) – Want to meet ‘Big Papi? The Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine (CHARMED) Foundation recently announced it will honor legendary Boston Red Sox slugger David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz as a co-recipient of the foundation’s first-ever Courage Award at the foundation’s inaugural gala on Saturday, April 22 at the Mandarin Oriental Boston.

Fans can make a donation through Celebrities for Charity, a charity fundraising platform, to enter a raffle with a chance of winning a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable evening with Big Papi at the Inaugural CHARMED Foundation Benefit and Gala.

With a minimum donation of $10 to enter the ticket pool, the proceeds will go towards the CHARMED Foundation. Tickets for the David Ortiz VIP Experience raffle at the CHARMED Foundation Gala can be purchased at

The raffle winner will receive two VIP tickets to the CHARMED Foundation Gala on April 22nd at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, a private meet and greet with Ortiz including a photo opportunity, a personalized autographed David Ortiz Jersey, and a $250 travel voucher.

The CHARMED Foundation Courage Award is given annually to honor a child and/or professional athlete who exemplifies the mission of the Foundation - to support the development and translation of regenerative medicine therapies specifically designed for the functional needs of children and athletes.

Ortiz will receive the award alongside his seven-year-old friend, Maverick Schutte, who has inspired the nation and Ortiz with his courageous battle against a congenital heart condition.  The Boston-based foundation will honor Ortiz and Schutte at its inaugural gala on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. 

Seats at the inaugural gala can be reserved at:, and sponsorship packages for the gala are available by calling 617-203-2052 or by visiting the CHARMED website at

About the CHARMED Foundation: The Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine (CHARMED) Foundation was founded in 2015 and is devoted to clinical research of regenerative medicine, discovering new ways to promote the body's ability to heal itself to save children's lives and prolong athletes' careers. With collaborative efforts among leading scientists, bioengineers and clinicians, research focus areas include: cell manufacturing, personalized medical devices and therapeutic delivery. The CHARMED Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, with hopes of dramatically accelerating the development and translation of regenerative medicine for children and athletes. To learn more about The CHARMED Foundation and its work, please visit or visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The CHARMED Foundation does not support research involving embryonic or fetal stem cells.