The Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth. The Foundation engages in projects which provide children in need with educational, recreational and wellness programs.
The Shane Victorino Foundation was established by MLB All-Star Shane Victorino, and his wife, Melissa. Known as the “Flyin’ Hawaiian,” Shane was born in Maui, Hawaii and is the starting right fielder for the Boston Red Sox.
The Foundation was established in the spring of 2010. Our signature project is the “Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club,” located in an impoverished area of Philadelphia and one of only a handful of clubs named in honor of an MLB player. We contributed nearly $1 million towards updating the century-old facility, which was in dire need of repair. In Boston, the Foundation hosts the Flyin’ Hawaiian All-Stars charity ticket program, by which local children’s groups are treated to an unforgettable day at the ballpark. In Shane’s native Hawaii, we are helping to provide educational and recreational programs, including: after-school tutoring, mentoring to at-risk youth, among other much-needed resources. In Las Vegas, we host an annual toy drive and kids holiday party for children facing homelessness, poverty and other crisis.
Board and Staff
Shane Victorino, President
Melissa Victorino, Vice-President/Secretary
Milo Kostelecky, Treasurer