Baseball dinner donations reach $1.8 million
MANCHESTER – Continuing the team’s holiday season tradition, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate), in partnership with the Ted Williams Museum, announced Thursday that the proceeds generated from the 2019 Granite State Baseball Dinner brought the event’s overall donation total above $1.8 million since 2007.
Through sponsorship donations, ticket sales, silent and live auctions, and raffle ticket sales, a donation of over $95,000 from this year’s event will benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and the Fisher Cats Foundation.
Presented by Northeast Delta Dental, the 2019 dinner celebrated the legendary Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry, and featured two Hall of Fame guest celebrities: Wade Boggs and Goose Gossage. Fans also got autographs and heard stories from 1978 Yankees hero Bucky Dent, 2004 World Series Champion Orlando Cabrera, Fisher Cats All-Star Nash Knight, New Hampshire Legend Chris Carpenter, and several Red Sox Hall of Famers: Bill Lee, Rico Petrocelli, Luis Tiant and Bob Stanley.
The Telegraph was also an event sponsor.
During the question and answer session, the players watched a series of highlights from Red Sox-Yankees history, and shared their perspectives on several iconic moments from their careers.
The Fisher Cats begin the 2020 season on a six-game road trip, with New Hampshire’s home opener scheduled for 6:35 p.m. April 16 at Delta Dental Stadium against the Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies).