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, Manny Acta and the annual Heart and Hustle Award winner. Celebrities scheduled to attend this year's dinner as of October 21, 2016 (subject to change):

• Manny Acta • Scott McGregor
• Phil Niekro, HOF • Brian McRae
• Brooks Robinson, HOF • Felix Millan
• John Smoltz, HOF • Mike Myers
• Brian Boehringer • Lance Niekro
• Darren Bragg • CJ Nitkowski
• Fred Cambria • Tom Paciorek
• Tom Candiotti • Mike Pagliarulo
• Chris Chambliss • Dennis Rasmussen
• Orestes Destrade • Desi Relaford
• John Doherty • Andre Robertson
• Don Fehr • Ron Robinson
• Dave Fleming • Steve Rogers
• John Franco • Octavio "Cookie" Rojas
• Todd Frazier* • Arthur Shamsky
• Chuck Goggin • Craig Skok
• Doc Gooden • John Stearns
• James "Mudcat" Grant • Frank Tepedino
• Didi Gregorius* • Jose Valdivielso
• Rich Hand • Bobby Valentine
• Jim Hannan • Fred Valentine
• Brian Jordan • Tim Wakefield
• Al Leiter • Jon Warden
• Steve Lyons • Herm Winningham
• Oreste Marrero • Jamey Wright
• Buck Martinez • Eric Young

*2016 Heart and Hustle Team Nominee

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
Dec. 31, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Jan. 27-29, 2017: Madrid LFY Coaches Clinics
Legends for Youth Coaches Clinics allow coaches to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Feb. 3, 2017: Bakersfield Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Wounded Warrior Prospects "Vets Against Cancer."
Complete Event Schedule