Feb. 9 36th Annual Munson Dinner Media Information

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“Thurmans” have remembered late, great Bombers’ catcher for 36 years, and raised $14 million for AHRC NYC Foundation

Benefit for AHRC NYC Foundation Pays Homage to Yankee Captain…

YANKEES BATTERYMATES –  RELIEF PITCHER ANDREW MILLER AND CATCHER BRIAN MCCANN, FORMER YANKEES “NO HIT” HURLER JIM ABBOTT; METS STANDOUT CLOSER JEURYS FAMILIA; AND 1986 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION RELIEVER JESSE OROSCO HONOREES AT 36th ANNUAL THURMAN MUNSON AWARDS DINNER TUESDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 9, AT GRAND HYATT HOTEL IN NYC

Who: Honorees:  New York baseball’s two premier closers – the Yankees Andrew Miller (36 saves) and the Mets Jeurys Familia (team record-tying 43 saves); former Yankees “No-Hit” pitcher Jim Abbott, who has been an inspiration to people with disabilities; current Yankees catcher Brian McCann; and 1986 Mets World Series champion relief pitcher Jesse Orosco in 30th Anniversary of Amazin’ title team; and Thurman Munson’s widow Diana Munson.

What:                         The 36th annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner to benefit AHRC New York City Foundation

Where:           Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street, New York City

When:            Tuesday night, February 9, 2016

Time:              4:45 PM Media Check-In/Lobby Level, 5:00-6:00 PM, Press Conference, Media room, LEXINGTON AVENUE GALLERY, Lobby Level; 6:00 p.m., VIP Cocktail reception: MANHATTAN BALLROOM; 7:00  p.m.: Dinner and Awards/EMPIRE STATE BALLROOM

CREDENTIALS PLEASE RSVP/CONTACT: Please email John Cirillo: johnnycigarpr@aol.com; 914.260.7436

The 36th Annual Thurman Munson Awards, which pay homage to the late, great Yankees captain, will be presented at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Tuesday night, February 9, 2016, and the honorees are:  New York baseball’s two premier closers – the Yankees Andrew Miller (36 saves) and the Mets Jeurys Familia (team record-tying 43 saves) – will be joined by former Yankees “No-Hit” pitcher Jim Abbott, who has been an inspiration to people with disabilities, current Yankees catcher Brian McCann and 1986 Mets World Series champion reliever Jesse Orosco. 

Diana Munson, Thurman’s widow, has attended all but one of the previous 35 benefits, and has been involved since the dinner’s inception.

The Thurman Munson Awards Dinner has raised more than $14 million for programs that serve New York City children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The AHRC New York City Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports programs enabling children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead richer, more productive lives, including programs of AHRC New York City. AHRC New York City is one of the largest organizations of its kind, serving 15,000 children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities. For tickets and information on the Munson Awards Dinner call 212-249-6188 or email jennifer@emgbenefits.com. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.ahrcNYCfoundation.org/events. The Thurman Munson Awards are presented for success on the field of play and philanthropic works off the field.

 

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