The 33rd Annual Thurman Munson Awards, hosted by Hartsdale's Michael Kay, YES Network’s Voice of the Yankees and ESPN Radio 98.7 FM host, were presented on February 5 by the AHRC New York City Foundation.
The “Thurman” recipients included: Aly Raisman, U.S.A. Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast; CC Sabathia,Yankees all-star pitcher; Chris Canty, New York Giants defensive end; Ike Davis, New York Mets first baseman; and Greg Anthony, former Knicks guard and CBS Sports/Turner Sports/YES Network basketball analyst. The AHRC New York City Foundation, which assists children and adults with disabilities, benefits from the gala which was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Yankees rookie pitcher David Phelps accepted the second annual “Rising Star” Award; Jerry Lewin, Senior Vice President, Hyatt Hotel Coporation, received the “Corporate Hero” Award.. The awards remember the late, great Yankees catcher and captain Thurman Munson. Diana Munson, Thurman’s widow, attended her 33rd straight benefit, having been involved since its inception, raising over $12 million to assist children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Thurman Munson Awards are presented for success on the field of play and philanthropic works off the field. Raisman brought home Olympic gold from London in 2012; Sabathia is the Yankees ace starting pitcher, world champion, and Cy Young Award recipient; Canty is a member of the Giants Super Bowl championship team. Anthony was an NCAA champion with UNLV, a guard for the Knicks and a television basketball analyst; Davis is the Mets slugging first baseman.
The AHRC New York City Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports programs enabling children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead richer, more productive lives, including programs of AHRC New York City. AHRC New York City is one of the largest organizations of its kind, serving 15,000 children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities