Catching up with Johnny Damon, who will return to Boston to be honored at The Tradition

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.

Bruins Beat: Bruins’ Mark Recchi Honored

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.

Champions across 7 sports honored at 21st annual Tradition in Boston

2022 Tradition

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.

Jillian Dempsey is living the dream, doing two things she loves

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.

How being a student of the game helped Chanté Bonds excel on the field

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.

The 21st Annual Tradition

2021 Tradition Honorees with their presenters in a row on stage at the event

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.