2016 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. 15, 2016
Venue:Capitale
130 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

Established in 1999, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) created the Legends for Youth Dinner to recognize former Major League players for their on-field accomplishments and their off-field contributions to communities across the nation.

The event, held annually in New York City, also serves as the primary fundraiser for MLBPAA's youth programs and honors baseball's legends with MLBPAA Lifetime Achievement Awards. Past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Gary Carter, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Juan Marichal, Mickey Mantle, Buck O'Neil, Tony Perez, Gaylord Perry, Bobby Richardson, Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Tom Seaver, Lee Smith, Ozzie Smith, Rusty Staub and Dave Winfield. In 2014, the MLBPAA presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Wade Boggs and Brooks Robinson. In 2015, the MLBPAA presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Carl Erskine and Bobby Valentine.

In 2015, the Brooks Robinson Community Service Award was given to Adam Jones, and Anthony Rizzo accepted the Heart and Hustle Award.

The MLBPAA allocates proceeds from the event 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.

To purchase a table or tickets for the Legends for Youth Dinner, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at nikki@mlbpaa.com or visit www.baseballalumni.com.

The 2016 Legends for Youth Dinner will honor Phil Niekro and the annual Heart and Hustler Award winner. Celebrities scheduled to attend this year's dinner (subject to change):


  • • Phil Niekro, HOF
  • • Brooks Robinson, HOF
  • • John Smoltz, HOF
  • • Ricky Bones
  • • Jim Bouton
  • • Darren Bragg
  • • Fred Cambria
  • • Tom Candiotti
  • • Clay Carroll
  • • Frank Catalanotto
  • • Rick Cerone
  • • John Doherty
  • • Denny Doyle
  • • Don Fehr
  • • Dave Fleming
  • • John Franco
  • • Doc Gooden
  • • James "Mudcat" Grant
  • • Jeff Hammonds
  • • Rich Hand
  • • Jim Hannan
  • • Brian Jordan
  • • Oreste Marrero
  • • Scott McGregor
  • • Brian McRae
  • • Dale Murphy
  • • Mike Myers
  • • Lance Niekro
  • • Mike Pagliarulo
  • • Dennis Rasmussen
  • • Desi Relaford
  • • Andre Robertson
  • • Ron Robinson
  • • Steve Rogers
  • • Octavio "Cookie" Rojas
  • • Craig Skok
  • • John Stearns
  • • Frank Tepedino
  • • Gary Thorne
  • • Jose Valdivielso
  • • Bobby Valentine
  • • Fred Valentine
  • • Tim Wakefield
  • • Jon Warden
  • • Herm Winningham

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.

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Table pricing structure
Legends for Youth Dinner Honoree Table$20,000
Legends for Youth Hall of Fame Table$11,000
Legends for Youth Legends Table$7,000
Individual Plates (per plate)$750
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
• Ten invitations to VIP Cocktail reception
• Ten invitations to Legends for Youth Dinner pre-event cocktail reception
• Ten plates at the Legends for Youth Dinner, where your guests will be seated with a Legends Dinner Honoree
• Ten invitations to the VIP post-event cocktail reception
• Right of refusal for 2017
• Facebook and Twitter promotions
• One dozen baseballs signed by Heart and Hustle Award Winner
• One dozen baseballs signed by celebrity attendees
• Two Legends for Youth clinics held in cities of choice in 2016
• Logo inclusion on promotional pieces
• Full-page advertisement

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

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

MLBPAA Events
Oct. 3, 2016: Kansas City Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 6, 2016: St. Louis Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 8, 2016: Washington D.C. Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 13, 2016: Fort Worth Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic Series.
Oct. 20, 2016: Reno Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 22, 2016: Santa Rosa Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
October 22, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 29, 2016: Sacramento Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 29, 2016: Welland Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 29, 2016: Welland Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 30, 2016: Redding Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 1, 2016: Medford Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 5, 2016: Boise Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 9, 2016: Baton Rouge Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit The Bringing Back Baseball Initiative, Southern University Baseball and the MLBPAA.
Nov. 10, 2016: Compton Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 12, 2016: Hartford Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 12, 2016: Hartford Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 12, 2016: Peoria Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 15, 2016: Legends for Youth Dinner
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic Series.
November 26, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
December 31, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Complete Event Schedule