Say what you will about the Red Sox (and I do), but it’s hard to doubt their commitment to charity. The Jimmy Fund, the Red Sox Wives, the Shade Foundation, Hits For Kids…actually, scratch that last one. In the eyes of the state of Massachusetts, Kevin Youkilis‘ charity isn’t technically a charitable organization, because they “forgot” to register as a nonprofit. Whoops.
Youk’s Hits For Kids raised more than $1 million last year, and donated more than 80 percent of that to various children’s hospitals and charities. But tell that to Massachusetts Attorney Grinch, I mean General, Martha Coakley, who notified the organization this week that it is violation of state law, and if it’s not rectified soon, those kids are just going to have to find their cancer treatment somewhere else.
No. 20’s spokesman Tom Lee said the nonreporting was an “oversight” that is in the process of being rectified.
“We are currently getting all the proper registration forms to (the AG),” Lee said.
He added that the nonprofit has registered with the IRS but that Mr. and Mrs. Youk were “so involved with the charity,” they weren’t aware they needed to also register with the state.
Either this was an honest mistake, or the Youkilises are running the worst money laundering scheme of all time.
Since she’s also part of the charity, it might be worth bringing your attention to Mrs. Youkilis, the former Enza Sambataro. I’d like to audit her 501(c).