Jamie Moyer Foundation to honor Montgomery

Jamie Moyer Foundation to honor Montgomery

PHILADELPHIA -- Jamie Moyer left the Phillies' broadcast booth last fall to spend more time with his family.

But he returned to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday to promote The Moyer Foundation's third annual Champions for Children luncheon on Sept. 15 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, where Phillies chairman David Montgomery will be presented The Jamie Moyer Legends Award. Montgomery also will be honored with the foundation's Community All-Star Award.

"Honoring David was easy," Moyer said. "We know he's not real keen on those types of accolades. He's involved with so many things. I just think it was the right thing to do."

The luncheon brings together hundreds of Philadelphia business leaders and community members to support the foundation's mission to "provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction." Chris Wheeler will emcee the luncheon, which will be attended by former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Phillies greats like Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, Bob Boone and Greg Luzinski.

Proceeds will benefit The Moyer Foundation and its two signature programs: Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa.

Visit moyerfoundation.org for more information.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.