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Happy Thanksgiving/CC to be honored

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Nov 22, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I just want to wish you all a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for being here with us year-round.

I’m off to a family gathering today, but first here’s a charity-related item I didn’t get to from the other day.

CC Sabathia is going to be honored for his mound and community work at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Feb. 5 at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.
Sabathia and his wife Amber have their “PitCCh In Foundation,” doing good things for inner-city kids.
The Mets’ Ike Davis is also going to be honored. His dad, Ron, pitched for the Yankees and was a teammate of Munson’s.
“When I told my dad that I was being honored at the Thurman Munson Dinner, he was thrilled,” Davis said. “My dad and Thurman played together for two years and he always told me he was the fiercest competitor he ever played with during his career.
“My dad always told me that no one wanted to win more than Thurman Munson. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to meeting his family.”
Munson’s widow, Diana, always attends. The dinner benefits the AHRC New York City Foundation, meant to help those with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
Anyone interested in more info or tickets should call 212-249-6188.
 

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