Now, 17 years later, Damon is returning to Boston to receive the Baseball Legacy Award at “The Tradition,” the Sports Museum’s annual gala Dec. 7 at TD Garden. The event also honors Bill Rodgers, Lawyer Milloy, Chanté Bonds, Jillian Dempsey, M.L. Carr, and Mark Recchi, and helps raise money for The Sports Museum’s anti-bullying programs.
The Sports Museum’s 21st Edition of The Tradition held last week at the TD Garden was a fitting place to honor Hockey Hall of Famer (2017), and member of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, Mark Recchi.
Seven Boston sports greats who each won titles were honored during the 21st edition of The Tradition on Wednesday. The annual fundraising gala at TD Garden helps support The Sports Museum, one of the longest-running sports museums in the country, as well as the educational programs that the nonprofit educational institution provides to at-risk children in the community.
By day, Dempsey is a mild-mannered fifth-grade teacher in the Winthrop Public Schools. By night — or to be honest, sometimes at sunrise as well — she dons her skates as a professional hockey player who is speedy and assertive, dangerous near the net, and dogged when she plays defense.
Bonds will be honored with the Football Legacy Award at The Tradition, the Sports Museum’s annual gala, on Wednesday at TD Garden. The event will also honor Bill Rodgers, Lawyer Milloy, Johnny Damon, Jillian Dempsey, M.L. Carr, and Mark Recchi, and will raise money for The Sports Museum’s anti-bullying programs.
Rodgers will turn 75 this month and though he refers to them as “little ones,” he has competed in 10 races this year. When he won the marathon in 1975, he was 27 and had returned to running in the hopes of improving his lungs after quitting smoking. Now a running legend, he will be honored at The Tradition.
Mark Recchi will get a chance to re-live Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup win in return to Boston for The Tradition
Recchi, 54, will return to Causeway Street Wednesday night, to be honored by The Tradition, the annual fund-raising gala by The Sports Museum. The Hall of Fame winger will be among the headliners, along with former Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon, marathon man Bill Rodgers, and ex-Patriots great Lawyer Milloy.
The lineup of honorees for the 21st annual gala includes historic marathoner and Wesleyan cross country/track & field alum Bill Rodgers ’70.
David Ortiz, Kevin McHale headline honorees of annual ‘Tradition’. Taylor Twellman, Mike Milbury, Angela Ruggiero, and Ben Coates will take the TD Garden stage, as well.