David Ortiz has found a way to use his famed expletive-laden phrase to raise funds for the Boston Marathon victims.
After the spirited Red Sox player riled up the crowd when he declared at Fenway Park on live television that “This is our f*cking city" on April 20, he decided to put his signature phrase to even more good use. Ortiz is working with Marucci to produce baseball bats that feature two inspiring phrases: "This is our f---ing city' and "Never forget. Boston Strong. 4-15-13," CNN Money reports.
Proceeds from the sales will benefit the One Fund, the organization started by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, that aims to help the people that were most affected by the blasts on April 15. Three people were killed in the blasts and 264 were injured.
Since it was launched, the fund has amassed more than $30 million.
Ortiz has already played a major role in collecting funds for Boston victims.
The Red Sox donated $100,000 to the One Fund and the Red Sox Foundation gave $46,500 days after the bombings, the AP reported. Ortiz presented the checks to Menino on April 21 along with Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.