Sunday, January 25, 2009

20th Annual Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) Dinner January 27, 2009

YANKEE STADIUM AND SHEA STADIUM TO BE HONORED
AT THE 20TH ANNUAL BASEBALL ASSISTANCE TEAM (B.A.T.) DINNER

Ozzie Smith, George Brett, Vince Coleman, Bret Saberhagen and Luis Gonzalez to Receive Special Awards

WHAT: The 20th annual “Going to Bat for B.A.T. Dinner,” which raises money to assist members of the baseball family who have fallen on hard times, will be held on Tuesday, January 27th at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. This year’s dinner will honor Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and George Brett, former players Vince Coleman and Bret Saberhagen, as well as veteran outfielder Luis Gonzalez. In addition, the ceremony will celebrate the legacy of Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium. There will be 125 current and former Major League players including many former Yankees and Mets.

The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact B.A.T. at (212) 931-7821 or log on to http://www.baseballassistanceteam.com.

Founded in 1986, B.A.T. is dedicated to assisting members of the baseball family through financial grants, healthcare programs and rehabilitative counseling. It has awarded more than $18 million in grants to date benefiting more than 2,300 members of the baseball family.

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