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Brett Gardner One of the Honorees for the 34th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

January 9th, 2014 at 1:32 AM
By Karen Vankat

The honorees have been announced for the 34th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner and New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is among the honored guests.

'Brett Gardner' photo (c) 2009, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Gardner will be recognized for his philanthropic endeavors and his athletic success. Brett regularly visits sick children at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital during the season.

The other Munson Award winners  include New York Yankees YES broadcaster and former major league pitcher David Cone, current New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, former major league pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat, New York Knicks Hall of Fame forward Bernard King and New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle.

'DSC_2398' photo (c) 2003, Robert Gusick - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

This award dinner which pays homage to the late Yankee Captain Thurman Munson is a benefit event to raise money for the AHRC NYC Foundation, a not for profit organization that supports programs enabling children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is scheduled to be held on Feb. 4 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.

Tragically in the prime of his career in 1979 Munson was killed in a plane crash in Ohio when his twin engine Cessna he was piloting crashed while he practiced take offs and landings.

Thurman's widow Diana Munson will be attending the event for the 34th consecutive time and has been involved since it's beginning. The benefit over the years has raised over $12 million for the foundation.

For tickets and further information about the event call (212) 249-6188 or visit www.ahrcNYCfoundation.org/events

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Tags: Antrel Rolle, Baseball, Bernard King, Brett Gardner, Dillon Gee, Jim Kaat, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, thurman munson, Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

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