Former Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon will return to Fenway Park this Friday to throw the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Game 1 in the American League Division Series.
Nixon, a native of North Carolina, is not just throwing out the first pitch. The Wilmington, Massachusetts resident is helping to raise money for those impacted by Hurricane Florence.
A collection will take place from the time gates open through the second inning.
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Proceeds from Friday's collection will benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts in North Carolina.
The game is scheduled to begin at 7:32 p.m.