Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to Host 18th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner, November 14, 2017 at Capitale in New York City

Colorado Springs, CO – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) will host the 18th annual Legends for Youth Dinner. The event will be held in New York City on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Capitale.

Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven and Andre Dawson will be honored as Lifetime Achievement Award winners. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to former MLB players who have achieved notable accomplishments both on the diamond and off through their contributions to their communities and to the game of baseball.

The 13th annual Heart & Hustle Award will also be presented to the active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game. This winner will be selected from a pool of 30 team winners, and will be announced on the night of the dinner.

Additional dinner attendees include Goose Gossage, Tony Perez, Brooks Robinson, Rick Ankiel, Brian Boehringer, Larry Christenson, John Flaherty, Doc Gooden, Jim Kaat, Jim Leyritz, Steve Lyons, Mike Myers, Al Oliver, Mike Pagliarulo and Dmitri Young, among other former Major Leaguers.

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.

To purchase a table or tickets for the Legends for Youth Dinner, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at nikki@mlbpaa.com or (719) 477-1870 ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com.

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, CO with a membership of more than 7,800, of which approximately 6,100 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates.

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The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) was formed in 1982 in order to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players. A nonprofit organization, the MLBPAA establishes a place where a player's drive for excellence and achievement on the field can continue long after they take their last steps off the professional diamond.

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