2013 Legends for Youth Dinner

MLBPAA Causes
Jim Thome received the Brooks Robinson Community Service Award from the Hall of Famer himself at the 2011 Legends for Youth Dinner. (Eve Roytshteyn/MLB.com)

Date:Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
Venue:New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce that Bobby Richardson and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith will be honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 14th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.

The event, which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the New York Marriott Marquis, aims to recognize former Major League players for their accomplishments on the diamond coupled with their off-the-field contributions to communities across the nation.

Joining Smith and Richardson in attendance will be Hall of Famers Tony Perez and Brooks Robinson, as well as:
Benny Ayala, Brandon Barnes, Jim Bouton, Fred Cambria, Frank Catalanotto, Tony Clark, Rajai Davis, John Doherty, Sam Fuld, Jim "Mudcat" Grant, Rich Hand, Brendan Harris, Jim Leyritz, Oreste Marrero, Brian McRae, Bob Miller, Jerry Moses, Mike Myers, Desi Relaford, Mike Remlinger, Eddie Robinson, Steve Shillet, Mike Stanley, Rusty Staub, Gary Thorne, Mike Torrez, Dave Trembley, Jose Valdivielso, Jon Warden, Carl Warwick, Herm Winningham and Dmitri Young.

Smith, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002, was a fifteen-time All-Star and thirteen-time Gold Glove winner over his 19-year career, and still holds the record for most assists at shortstop in a season. He also won a Silver Slugger Award in 1987, the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1989, the Branch Rickey Award in 1994, and the Roberto Clemente Award in 1995, due to his involvement in childrens charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, the Annie Malone Children's Home, the Boys Club of St. Louis, and Kids in the Middle. Smith played for the San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals, winning a World Series with the 1982 Cardinals.

The second honoree, Richardson, played for the New York Yankees for the entirety of his 12-year career. As a second baseman for the Yankees, Richardson earned three World Series championship rings in 1958, 1961 and 1962. Named the World Series MVP in 1960, he remains the only player from a losing team to ever receive that honor. Richardson was involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the American Tract Society, and South Carolina's tuberculosis campaign. An eight-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner, Richardson also won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1963 for his on- and off-field contributions.

The MLBPAA allocates proceeds from the dinner to the Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic series. The Legends for Youth program is a series of free baseball clinics designed to provide children with positive role models, teach young players baseball fundamentals and promote the game of baseball. Former players, such as George Foster, Bobby Grich, Ferguson Jenkins, Phil Niekro, Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Orlando Cepeda and Tom Seaver, have participated in past clinics.

The Brooks Robinson Community Service Award and the Heart and Hustle Award will also be presented at the Legends for Youth Dinner.

For more information or if you have questions regarding the Legends for Youth Dinner and how you or your corporation can attend, download the dinner postcard (.jpg) or email Nikki Warner at nikki@mlbpaa.com.

Schedule of events
5 p.m.VIP cocktail reception
6 p.m.Cocktail reception
6:45 p.m.Call to dinner program
7 p.m.Dinner program
9:30 p.m.Dinner program ends, VIP post-dinner cocktail reception begins

The MLBPAA has created three table levels: an Honoree Table, Hall of Fame Table and a Legends Table for the Legends for Youth Dinner. This opportunity offers a significant client entertainment or internal sales incentive platform and the ability to mingle in a first-class setting with baseball's legends. In addition, the Legends for Youth Dinner fulfills cause-related marketing/philanthropic objectives because of the youth program beneficiaries. Whatever your objectives, cause-related, client entertainment, incentive programs or business development, this opportunity meets those goals.

Table pricing structure
Legends for Youth Dinner Honoree Table$25,000
Legends for Youth Hall of Fame Table$11,000
Legends for Youth Legends Table$6,000
Individual Plates (per plate)$600
Please note: A portion of the sponsorship proceeds are tax-deductible as the MLBPAA is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization.

Honoree table benefits
• 10 invitations to Legends for Youth Dinner VIP cocktail reception
• 10 invitations to Legends for Youth Dinner pre-event cocktail reception
• 10 plates at the Legends for Youth Dinner, where your guests will be seated with a Legends Dinner honoree
• 10 invitations to the VIP post-event cocktail reception
• Right of first refusal for 2014
• 12 baseballs signed by Heart and Hustle Award winner
• 12 baseballs signed by celebrity attendees
• Two (2) Legends for Youth clinics held in cities of choice in 2014
• Newsletter promotion
• Full-page advertisement

Hall of Fame table benefits
• 10 invitations to VIP cocktail reception
• 10 invitations to pre-event cocktail reception
• 10 plates at the Legends for Youth Dinner, where your guests will be seated with a Hall of Famer
• 10 invitations to the VIP post-event cocktail reception

Legends table benefits
• 10 invitations to pre-event cocktail reception
• 10 plates at the Legends for Youth Dinner, where your guests will be seated with a former Major League baseball player

MLBPAA Events
April 19, 2014: Austin Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 26, 2014: Jackson Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 27, 2014: Jackson Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 27-28, 2014: Houston Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Tony's Prostate Cancer Research.
May 3, 2014: Lafayette Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 3, 2014: Tulsa Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 4, 2014: Lafayette Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 10, 2014: San Francisco Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 18, 2014: Long Island Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 18-19, 2014: Long Island Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Kindervision.
May 23-25, 2014: Hall of Fame Classic
This fundraising event will benefit the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
May 24, 2014: Lopatcong Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 7, 2014: Terre Haute Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 21, 2014: Milwaukee Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 21, 2014: Sky Sox Event
This fundraising event will benefit the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
June 28, 2014: Springfield Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 12, 2014: Santa Ana Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 19, 2014: Sycamore Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 20, 2014: Commerce Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 26, 2014: Worcester Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 26, 2014: Basalt Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 28, 2014: Belgrade Lakes Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 13, 2014: Baton Rouge Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the Bringing Back Baseball Initiative and Southern University Baseball.
Nov. 18, 2014: Legends for Youth Dinner
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic Series.
Complete Event Schedule