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Yesterday morning at Fenway Park, Uniqlo CEO Larry Meyer and Red Sox Foundation (RSF) board member Linda Pizzuti Henry announced a partnership between the Japanese retailer and the Red Sox Scholars program, further cementing Uniqlo's interest in impacting the Boston market. Uniqlo USA will provide a $50,000 donation to the RSF in addition to collaborating on family-centric community events in the coming months.
On that note—those kid-friendly events will go down at the highly-anticipated Uniqlo pop-up shop planned for Faneuil Hall this summer, which will open in just a couple weeks on Friday, June 27. A lucky set of 250 Boston Public School students, the aforementioned Red Sox Scholars, will be treated to a back-to-school shopping spree at Uniqlo. Of the sponsorship, Meyer said: "Uniqlo is passionate about supporting our customers and employees in the neighborhoods and communities they call home and where our stores are located. We are proud to join forces with the Red Sox Foundation here in Boston to help these children build a brighter future."
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