Baseball Community Chipping In For Mets’ PR Veteran

Published on: 19th October, 2012


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New York — One of the more beloved folks in the business of sports, someone who has made her career of helping others to do their jobs better, now needs our help.

Shannon Forde, the public relations manager for the New York Mets who has been a rock-solid figure in the New York sports market for almost 20-years was recently diagnosed with cancer. The mother of two very young children will be going through the fight of her life over the next several weeks. Never one to ask for help, all of Shannon’s friends in the industry have organized a big fundraising night to help Shannon.

The fundraising dinner will be emceed by former Mets star, Ron Darling and will feature more than 50 amazing sports related silent and live auction items.  There will be signed merchandise and/or experiences from the Mets, Yankees and many more MLB teams, the Jets, Giants, Knicks, Nets, Rangers and more. Plus, there’s an open bar and premium food, dancing and plenty of laughs.  Tickets to the dinner cost $100.

Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy, Willie Randolph, and Super Joe McEwing  have been added to the special meet and greet line up that also includes Gooden, Strawberry, Franco, Ojeda, Alfonzo, Leiter, Ed Charles and Ed Kranepool. Tickets to the meet and greet cost $250.

Lastly, there’s an online auction going on for some unique experiences ranging from a hitting lesson with David Wright to meeting Jon Stewart and watching a taping of The Daily Show. Here’s the full listing:


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