MLB Luminaries Convene for Candid Discussion: Examining Diversity in America’s Favorite Pastime

Bronson Arroyo returns to Boston and joins Tony Clark, Executive Director, MLB Players Association to
participate in the forum, which features a pre-event VIP reception, lunch and candid panel discussion

Who:

  • Tony Clark, Executive Director, MLB Players’ Association
  • Peter Gammons, Hall of Fame sports journalist
  • Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox second baseman
  • Darrell Miller, Director, MLB Urban Youth Academy
  • Eddie Romero, Boston Red Sox International Scouting Director
  • Tyler Tumminia, Senior Vice President, Goldklang Group
  • Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher

What:
Moderated by Gammons, a panel featuring some of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars will convene in Boston for Foundation To Be Named Later’s “Business of Baseball,” panel, a candid forum to examine “Diversity in Baseball” and share insights on creating a pipeline for more diverse players in the sport of baseball.

When:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
11:15 AM: Media Availability
12:00 PM: Panel begins

Where:
Legends TD Boston Garden
100 Legends Way | Boston

About The Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL)
The Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) was founded in 2005 by then Red Sox Executive Vice President and General Manager and current Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein and his twin brother Paul, a social worker in the Brookline public school system. Inspired by Paul and Theo’s commitment to creating positive opportunities for disadvantaged children and families in the Boston area, the Foundation expands the impact of youth-focused nonprofits by raising awareness and critical resources. Over the past nine years, the Foundation has invested $6 million in grants and in-kind donations to local organizations and has sent more than 5,000 children to Red Sox and Celtics games. Central to FTBNL’s work are strategic partnerships with a team of nonprofits that serve disadvantaged children and families, including BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life); City Year Boston; The Home for Little Wanderers; Horizons for Homeless Children; Roxbury Youthworks; Steps to Success; and West End House Boys & Girls Club. With the generous support of RISO, FTBNL also created the “Peter Gammons College Scholarship,” named for the beloved Hall of Fame sports journalist and humanitarian, to provide 46 college scholarships to exemplary Boston area students who have overcome tremendous disadvantages but have great potential. Visit www.ftbnl.org for more information.