ENEOS to Make Donation on Behalf of Pitcher Junichi Tazawa to Red Sox Foundation

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Commends Tazawa for Notable Season

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa

We are happy to donate on behalf of Tazawa to the Red Sox Foundation charity, and in support of the people of the New England area.

ENEOS would like to congratulate Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa for his excellent work during the 2015 season. Following a pledge made on his behalf, ENEOS will donate $300 for each game Tazawa entered during the 2015 season to the Red Sox Foundation.

During the season, he pitched 61 games and achieved 16 holds, both commendable stats. Tazawa finished the season with a 2-7 record and 4.14 ERA in those 61 appearances, striking out 56 and walking 13 in 58 innings.

The 61 games Tazawa entered racked up a donation of $18,300. However, ENEOS is providing an additional $1,700 bonus, bringing the total donation to $20,000.

“We are happy to donate on behalf of Tazawa to the Red Sox Foundation charity, and in support of the people of the New England area,” said Motoshi Sunami, President and CEO of JX Nippon Oil & Energy, parent company of ENEOS. “Tazawa worked hard again this season and the donation we are providing was well-earned by his dedication as a player.”

“I am happy to have played a part in this joint charity project with ENEOS, and am very pleased that we were able to send a donation to the Red Sox Foundation,” said Junichi Tazawa. “I hope that our contribution will continue to help our local communities, and looking forward to coming back stronger next season!”

“The Red Sox Foundation would like to thank ENEOS and Mr. Tazawa for their very generous donation,” said Gena Borson, Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation. “We’re extremely proud of our partnership with ENEOS this entire season.”

ENEOS is the Official Motor Oil of the Boston Red Sox.

About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed over $78 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on five cornerstone programs: the Red Sox Scholars Program, which provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs and a college scholarship to academically talented but economically disadvantaged Boston public school students; the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI and Rookie League youth baseball and softball programs serving more than 2,000 inner city teens each summer; the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and traumatic brain injury; The Dimock Center in Roxbury, serving more than 80,000 low-income families in Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods; and The Jimmy Fund, supporting breakthrough cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.” For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.

The Brand: ENEOS
ENEOS is the brand name for premium synthetic oil products manufactured and sold by JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., the largest oil company in Japan. ENEOS products are the highest quality automotive lubricants available in the marketplace today. These products are on the cutting edge of base oil and additive technologies, the result of joint engineering and research with all of the Japanese automotive manufacturers. ENEOS lubricants provide exceptional performance, power and protection for a wide variety of applications including race cars, motorcycles and street automobiles. View more about ENEOS and JX Nippon Oil & Energy.

About ENEOS Products
Products made by ENEOS include premium synthetic motor oils, transmission fluids, and gear oil. View more about ENEOS Products.

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About ENEOS and Baseball
ENEOS Motor Oil is a proud partner of the Boston Red Sox. The sponsorship began with 2015 season spring training, and will include the classic orange swirls of the ENEOS logo on the video boards of historic Fenway Park. JX Nippon Oil & Energy, parent company to ENEOS, has a long tradition of supporting baseball in Japan, including their team JX-ENEOS, which recently achieved its 11th winning season. Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa previously played on the JX-ENEOS team. JX Nippon Oil & Energy also sponsored the Women's Baseball World Cup as the title sponsor, and consistently support Japanese women's and disabled players' baseball leagues. View more information about ENEOS Red Sox Partnership.

About ENEOS Racing
Beginning in 2000, ENEOS began formulating, supplying and sponsoring Honda’s Formula 1 racing team. In addition to its products being used in numerous racing series, ENEOS currently sponsors racing teams in series across the globe. Sponsored teams include: Rookie of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014) Kyle Larson (with Chip Ganassi Racing) for NASCAR’s Xfinity Series; lifelong award-winning racer Steve Arpin (with Chip Ganassi Racing) in Global Rallycross; Shane Stewart of Larson Marks Racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series; Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS in Super GT; the Yamaha Factory Racing team in Moto GP; and Akinori Ogata in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East & NASCAR Camping World Track Series. View more information about ENEOS Racing.

About JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation is a fully integrated petroleum products company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. JX offers petroleum products and services throughout the world. Through partnerships with world class customers, JX produces technologically advanced motor oils and transmission fluids that reduce carbon emissions, improve fuel economy and reduce wear on critical components. For more information please visit http://www.noe.jx-group.co.jp/english/.


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