BOSTON (CBS) — Red Sox fans can’t sit atop the Green Monster for the 2020 season, so how about a cutout of themselves? The team is offering up that opportunity, and though it’ll cost a pretty penny, the proceeds go to a great cause.
Plus, fans will have the chance to win some pretty sweet prizes if a Red Sox home run happens to hit their cutout.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reopening Plan: COVID Restrictions Loosen Monday, Including Restaurant Capacity
The Red Sox are giving fans the opportunity to see their likeness atop the Green Monster during the COVID-shortened 60-game season. Through the “Monster Home Run Challenge,” the team will place cutouts of fans in Monster seats. The 20×30-inch coroplast cutouts will be rearranged on the Green Monster and moved prior to each homestand.READ MORE: 'In Like A Lion': March Weather Brings Drastic Swing In Temperatures This Week
Making the program even better for fans are the prizes up for grabs if their cutout is hit by a Red Sox home run. Those lucky fans will receive the ball autographed by whomever hits the homer, two Green Monster tickets for the 2021 season, a custom Red Sox home jersey with their name, and a video replay of the home run.
Fans will also receive their cutout at the conclusion of the program. That will make for a pretty cool souvenir, especially if it comes with a dent courtesy of a Red Sox home run.MORE NEWS: South Attleboro MBTA Station Closes Due To 'Deteriorating' Pedestrian Bridge
A $500 donation to the Red Sox Foundation is required to join the fun, with the proceeds going to help COVID-19 relief in Massachusetts. If fans (or at least the cutout version of themselves) want to be part of the fun for the first half of the season — July 24 through Aug. 19 — they only have until Saturday at 5 p.m. to visitto join. Fans can also sign up for the second half of the season — Aug. 28 through Sept. 24 — at the moment.