How do we know that God is a fan of baseball? Because the Torah clearly states that the world was created “In the Big Inning!”

If you, too, are a fan of baseball, especially of the variety practiced by the Boston Red Sox, have we got news for you!! Thanks to the generosity of our members Lawrence Silverman & Stella Citrano, we will be raffling off two pairs of Red Sox tickets: one pair for Opening Day (Thursday, April 5, 2:00 PM, against Tampa) and one pair for Patriots Day (Monday April 15, 11:00 AM, against Baltimore.)

Stella has had these seats since 1978 (even before she knew Larry.) They are located in Section 23 of the Grandstand, Row 2, Seats 7 & 8, under cover and under netting. (You can go on the Fenway Park website to see exactly where they are situated.)

Here’s how our raffle will work. (All proceeds will benefit FJC’s General Fund.)

• Raffle tickets are $10.00 apiece / 3 for $25.00 Checks should be made payable to “Falmouth Jewish Congregation” with the notation “Red Sox ticket raffle”. Two winning tickets will be drawn; each winner will receive two tickets for either the 4/5 or the 4/15 game.

• You will not receive a physical lottery ticket, but you will be assigned a ticket number (or numbers if you purchase multiple tickets.) We will retain the physical ticket for your number(s). We will keep accurate and meticulous records, matching raffle tickets with purchasers so please be sure to supply us with contact information (e-mail and/or phone number.)

• On March 1st (Purim, which means “lots”, as in “lottery”!) we will place all raffle tickets in a vessel and have a public and recorded drawing of the winning tickets for each pair of Red Sox tickets. Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is a condition attached to these tickets.  People must use them themselves or give them to someone they know that they trust.  They may not be sold (on eBay, Craigslist, etc.)

We extremely grateful to Stella and Larry for their thoughtfulness and generosity! So don’t delay, purchase your raffle tickets now, tell your friends and start day-dreaming about Fenway in April.....Play (raffle) ball!

Reb Elias