Baseball star Mookie Wilson of the New York Mets and New York Giants center Bart Oates have been named the national honorees by the Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association.
The Old Timers will be holding its 53rd Annual Sports Awards Dinner on Friday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich.
Wilson played for the 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets as well as with the Toronto Blue Jays. The center-fielder is perhaps best remembered for hitting the 1986 World Series winning ground ball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner.
Oates played with the Super Bowl Champion teams of the New York Giants in 1986 and 1990, and the San Francisco 49ers in 1994.
The Old Timers also will recognize local honorees Mike Brown, Rick Margenot, Don Mohr and Ed Sinnott. Each of these individuals has assisted the young people in our community to grow and mature through their participation in athletics. Due to their efforts, the young men and women of our community have grown into productive, active members of society.
The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association’s mission, since it was founded in 1960, is to support and contribute to youth sports and programs that use sport to augment their services. The money raised as a result of the community's participation in the Annual Awards Dinner and the Branca Golf Tournament will help fund individual scholarships as well as to support programs held at the Boys and Girls Club, Greenwich Youth Basketball and Football and Baseball leagues, Greenwich High School Athletic events and teams, the Greenwich YMCA sports programs as well as many other local organizations.
Tickets are $125 and include a steak dinner, open bar, a sports raffle and a silent auction of sports memorabilia.
For more information regarding tickets and seating, contact Griff Harris or Mary Gabriel at 203-869-9200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.