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Baseball United Foundation Teams Up with Doc Gooden For Fundraising Luncheon
Former Star Pitcher Will Speak at Event in February
White Plains, NY – November 28, 2014 – The Baseball United Foundation has announced plans for a fundraising luncheon to benefit their programs to grow youth baseball programs in regions of the world where baseball is not traditionally played.
The luncheon – which is being called “Lunch with Doc” – will be held on February 21, 2015 at Graziella’s Italian Bistro in White Plains, NY. The event will feature a talk and Q&A session with former Mets and Yankees star Dwight “Doc” Gooden.
Gooden is a three-time World Champion, four-time All-Star, as well as a Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Award winner. He pitched for five MLB teams, including the New York Mets and Yankees. In 2010, he was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.
The Baseball United Foundation was created by documentary filmmaker John Fitzgerald in 2006 and is headquartered in Westchester County, NY. In the past year, the foundation has sent American coaches and over 1,000 lbs of baseball equipment to Ireland to conduct baseball training clinics. In July 2014, the foundation launched it’s “Baseball Exchange Program,” by bringing a 14-year old Irish baseball player to New York for a week of advanced baseball training and activities.
“We are very excited to welcome Doc Gooden to our fundraising luncheon,” explained Baseball United Foundation founder John Fitzgerald. “Doc’s presence and the support of local baseball fans will help us continue our current programs to help kids all over the world who want to play baseball.”
For more information on the “Lunch with Doc” event and to purchase tickets, visit www.LunchwithDoc.com.
About the Baseball United Foundation
The Baseball United Foundation is a 501c3 organization based in New York. The foundation assists teams, leagues, and players in countries where the game of baseball is relatively new. In January 2014, the foundation sent 1,000 lbs. of baseball equipment to Ireland, along with professional coaches, to conduct a series of baseball clinics for kids.
Contact: John Fitzgerald
Baseball United Foundation