New York, January 8-The 35th Annual Thurman Munson Awards, which remember the late, great Yankees captain, will be presented at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Tuesday night, February 3, 2015, and the honorees announced today are: New York Yankees four-time World Champion centerfielder Bernie Williams, Yankees All-Star Rookie relief pitcher Dellin Betances, New York Mets 1986 World Champion centerfielder Mookie Wilson, Olympic Gold Medal-winning ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White; and football Giants Super Bowl champion punter Steve Weatherford. The AHRC New York City Foundation, which assists children and adults with disabilities, benefits from the gala.
Joel S. Isaacson, Founder and CEO of Joel Isaacson & Co., will receive the "Business & Philanthropic Leadership Award."
Diana Munson, Thurman's widow, will attend her 35th consecutive benefit, having been involved since its inception. The Thurman Munson Awards Dinner has raised more than $13 million for programs that serve New York City children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Michael Kay, the "Voice of the Yankees" on YES Network and ESPN Radio 98.7 FM host, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
For tickets and information on the Munson Awards Dinner call 212-249-6188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Williams, patrolling centerfield, was an integral member of the Yankees World Series Championship teams in 1996, '98, '99 and 2000, and a five-time All-Star during his 16 year career in pinstripes. Betances became a rookie All-Star last season, confounding hitters with his prolific fastball. Wilson, a member of the Mets Hall of Famer, was a key player on the Mets 1986 World Series championship team; Davis and White, America's darlings, captured Olympic gold with a dazzling ice-dancing performance for the ages at the 2014 games in Sochi; Weatherford was a member of the Giants Super Bowl championship team in 2012, and also made a post season appearance with the Jets.
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.