Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Announces Attendees of 2014 Legends for Youth Dinner
Colorado Springs, CO – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce new attendees for the 15th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.
The event, which will take place on Tuesday, November 18 at Capitale in New York City, aims to recognize former Major League players for their accomplishments on the diamond coupled with their off-the-field contributions to communities across the nation.
The event will honor Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson and Wade Boggs as Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will receive the Brooks Robinson Community Service Award, and the overall Heart and Hustle winner will be honored at the event. Baltimore Orioles play-by-play announcer Gary Thorne will emcee the evening.
Joining Boggs, Hurdle and Robinson in attendance* will be current players Rajai Davis, Corey Dickerson, Josh Harrison and Kevin Kiermaier, as well as former MLB players Darren Bragg, Jim Bouton, Fred Cambria, Frank Catalanotto, Rick Cerone, Ron Darling, Oreste Destrade, John Doherty, Dave Fleming, John Franco, Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Rich Hand, Jim Hannan, Al Leiter, Brian McRae, Jerry Moses, CJ Nitkowski, Dennis Rasmussen, Steve Rogers, Mike Stanley, José Valdivielso, Jon Warden and Bernie Williams.
The MLBPAA allocates proceeds from the dinner to the Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic series. The Legends for Youth program is a series of free baseball clinics designed to provide children with positive role models, teach young players baseball fundamentals and promote the game of baseball. Former players, such as George Foster, Bobby Grich, Ferguson Jenkins, Phil Niekro, Brooks Robinson, Lee Smith, Orlando Cepeda and Tom Seaver, have participated in past clinics.
*Celebrity list subject to change.
**To receive a media credential, contact Nikki Warner at Nikki@mlbpaa.com by November 17, 2014.
About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)
MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a membership of 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and current players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates.