CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians will present the first ever Indians Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon, supported by Medical Mutual, in the Progressive Field Terrace Club on Saturday, August 11 from 11AM-1PM.
This event will be held on Indians Hall of Fame induction day featuring 2012 inductee Gaylord Perry along with existing Hall of Famers Sam McDowell, Andre Thornton, Mike Hargrove, Sandy Alomar and Kenny Lofton. Appearances by Hall of Famers subject to change.
The cost is $50 per person and will include the following:
Indians Hall of Fame Roundtable discussion hosted by Bob DiBiasio
Opportunity to meet and greet with Indians Hall of Famers
Ballpark Fare Buffet Lunch
Tickets can be purchased at www.indians.com/hoflunch. Seating is limited.
Proceeds from this luncheon to benefit Cleveland Indians Charities and the Baseball Heritage Museum (located in the Colonial Arcade in Downtown Cleveland).
The Cleveland Indians will induct Gaylord Perry into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 11 prior to the 6:05PM game vs. Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field. Jim Warfield (Athletic Trainer) and Jack Graney (Player/Broadcaster) will also be inducted into the Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel.
ABOUT CLEVELAND INDIANS CHARITIES
Established in 1989, Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) is the self-sustaining charitable arm of the Cleveland Indians that concentrates on creative partnerships with select organizations that focus on youth education and recreation. Since its inception, CIC has donated nearly $9 MILLION to youth-oriented agencies and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.
CIC has established and enhanced its relationships with several of these organizations, with the focus on the following beneficiaries and grant programs:
Cleveland Metropolitan School District - provide funding for high school baseball and softball programs.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland - provide educational outreach programs
Cleveland Baseball Federation - to grow youth participation in baseball and softball by administering the Larry Doby Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and Junior RBI, free of charge to youth who do not have the financial means to participate otherwise.
ABOUT BASEBALL HERITAGE MUSEUM
Robert Zimmer began displaying memorabilia from the Negro Baseball League in his Jewelry store in downtown Cleveland during the 1997 All-Star Game. His passion for baseball and his collection translated into securing 5,800 square feet in the historic Colonial Marketplace to open the Baseball Heritage Museum. Here the public can experience stories, photographs , letters, programs, uniforms and other game used treasured memorabilia detailing the important contributions from the Latin and Caribbean leagues, the Industrial and Barnstorming leagues and the Negro and Women’s leagues that helped shape the history of the great American pastime.