Not only was Kevin Youkilis an admirable man in the Sox lineup, he was also an admirable man in the Boston community, having founded "Youk's Hits For Kids."
Per the website, Youk’s Kids mission is to create a community of support, increase awareness and advocate for the health and well-being of children.
Growing up surrounded by the precious gifts of family, friends, community and religion, Kevin Youkilis has long been passionate about giving back to the community. Over the years, he has sought opportunities to make a difference and has participated in a variety of philanthropic efforts.
In 2007, he took his commitment to the next level and founded Youk’s Kids. Since its inception, Youk’s Kids has raised over two million dollars to support more than 1,000 children.