David Ortiz Children's Fund names Delta to serve as official airline partner

The David Ortiz Children´s Fund (DOCF) has announced it has named Delta Air Lines to serve as its official airline partner through 2019 in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic Airways, the company said.

Boston´s #1 global carrier will provide financial support for travel, special perks and volunteers for the nonprofit´s initiatives, including the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic, a four-day destination event hosted in the three-time World Series Champion´s native Dominican Republic each December. Delta is focused on supporting organizations dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people around the world and the David Ortiz Children´s Fund is yet another example.

The David Ortiz Children´s Fund provides essential support for children in the Dominican Republic and in New England who cannot afford the critical cardiac services they need. Working with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and CEDIMAT Cardiovascular Center in Santo Domingo, the David Ortiz Children´s Fund has provided over 740 children with life-saving heart surgery in the Dominican Republic, and has helped thousands more throughout New England region.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 324 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic carries 5.5 million customers annually, and was recently named the UK´s favourite long haul carrier by Skytrax, Best Transatlantic Airline at the British Travel Awards 2017 and one of the Top 5 Airlines in the World by Airline Ratings. Virgin Atlantic employs over 10,000 people worldwide and operates a fleet of 47 aircraft serving 25 destinations across four continents.