The 37th Annual Thurman Munson Awards, which remember the late, great Yankees captain and catcher, were presented on February 7 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The recipients included Giants Super Bowl champion wide receiver Victor Cruz, New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, New York Yankees srookie catcher Gary Sanchez, Thurman’s teammates celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Yankees 1977 World Series Championship – shortstop Bucky Dent and third baseman Graig Nettles (Munson Legend Award).
Diana Munson, Thurman’s widow, attended her 37th consecutive benefit, having been involved since its inception. Daughter Kelly, son Michael, and grand daughter Madison Evans were the Munson family members also present.
The Thurman Munson Awards Dinner has raised over $15 million for programs that serve New York City children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.