Bucky Dent will be the special guest at Lake George Aficionado
Two time World Series champion, World Series MVP and three time All Star Bucky Dent, former Yankees player and manager, will be special sports celebrity guest at Lake George Aficionado, on Thursday October 18, at 6 p.m., at the Lake George Club, 4000 Lake Shore Drive, Diamond Point.
Dent is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his “big homer” in the October 2, 1978, American League East tie-breaker game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Yankees were down 2-0 in the seventh inning when Dent hit a home run with Chris Chambliss and Roy White on base putting the Yankees ahead 3-2. The Yankees went on to win 5-4 and clinch the AL East Championship and the World Series that year.
Lake George Aficionado is an autumn evening on the lake with famed New York Yankee Dent mingling with guests and talking baseball. There will be delectable cuisine, spirits, music by Richie Ortiz, entertainment and auctions. It is an inaugural event to benefit Prospect Center, a division of the Center for Disability Services. Aficionado Committee Chairpersons are Laureen Calautti, Kristin Howarth and Lindy Owen.
The Center for Disability Services has a long alliance with the New York Yankees going back to the 1970’s. Past and present Yankees who have participated in Center fundraising events include: Gaylord Perry, (the late) Ryne Duren, Rusty Torres, Frank Tepedino, Goose Gossage, Jorge Posada, Joe Girardi, Bubba Crosby, Scott Proctor, Shelley Duncan, Brian Bruney, Bucky Dent, Brett Gardner, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Mickey Rivers, Rick Cerone, David Robertson, Lou Piniella, Joba Chamberlain, Willie Randolph, Cody Eppley, Sparky Lyle, Chris Chambliss, Shawn Kelley, Dwight Gooden, Graig Nettles, Adam Warren, Tommy John, Didi Gregorius, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, Luis Severino, Bernie Williams, Aaron Boone and Nick Swisher.