PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Major League Baseball has announced that Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle will be honored with the 2014 Brooks Robinson Community Service Award at the 15th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.
According to the press release,”The Brooks Robinson Community Service Award is given annually by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to a current or former Major Leaguers. The recipient’s community service exemplifies the unselfish and humble attitude of Brooks Robinson, bettering the lives of the youth in his community. The award is given in honor of the dedication Robinson has shown to young people across the country through his support of the Legends for Youth Clinic series and the MLBPAA since its inception in 1982. Previous winners include Jim Thome, Jamie Moyer and Tim Wakefield.”
Hurdle is being recognized for his work as the national spokesperson for the Prader-Willi Association as well as the fundraising campaign he and his wife Karla run with ROOT Sports and Pirates Charities to raise funds for the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh’s Center for Prader-Willi Syndrome.
The Legends for Youth Dinner aims to recognize former Major League players for their accomplishments on the diamond coupled with their off-the-field contributions to communities across the nation. Lifetime Achievement Award honorees will be announced at the event, as well as the national Heart and Hustle Award winner.