Sunday, February 1, 2015

35th Annual Thurman Munson Awards will honor Dellin Betances, Bernie Williams, Steve Weatherford, Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Thurman Munson died in 1979, but his legacy lives on. Tuesday night is the 35th Annual Thurman Munson Awards dinner, held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. The benefit dinner helps the AHRC New York City Foundation, which helps both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The dinner will honor the following people:
  • Bernie Williams, centerfielder of the Yankees during their late '90s dynasty years and excellent guitar player 
  • Dellin Betances, rookie reliever of the Yankees 
  • Steve Weatherford, New York Giants Super Bowl champion punter 
  • Meryl Davis and Charlie white, Olympic gold medal winners in ice dancing and "Dancing With the Stars" contestants (Davis won Season 19) 
  • Joel S. Isaacson, CEO of Joel Isaadcson & Co. Yankee broadcaster Michael Kay will be the emcee. 
Over the last 35 years, the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner has raised a lot of money -- over $13 million -- to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To buy tickets to this event, contact 212-249-6188, email Tickets may be purchased on line at

Here is more information about the organization that the benefit helps: 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.

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