R.A. Dickey has been selected along with Mark Teixeira, Yogi Berra, and NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin to receive the “Thurman Munson Award” on January 31 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
The Thurman Munson Awards are presented for success on the fields of play and philanthropic works off the field, and this January, Dickey will scale Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for the Red Light District Outreach Mumbai, which combats human trafficking in India. He got his inspiration to climb the mountain from Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” which he read in eighth grade. He also makes numerous appearances at hospitals to cheer up children.
For tickets and information on the Munson Awards Dinner, call 212-249-6188.