Former NY Yankees Rich “Goose” Gossage
and Graig N
This year marks the 16th Annual Kinney Drugs Foundation’s
Children’s Charity Event! The event will be held on June 18, at the
Edgewood Resort in Alexandria Bay, NY, starting at 6:00pm. Last year, over
$360,000 was raised to support children’s charities in Kinney communities,
such as the Children’s Miracle Network and the North Country Children’s
Former NY Yankee Relief Pitcher, Rich “Goose” Gossage and
third baseman Graig Nettles will give this year’s keynote address.
Gossage began his career in 1972, when he was drafted by the
Chicago White Sox, but is most well-known for his tenure as a NY Yankee
where he finished in the top 10 in American League MVP voting twice. As a
Yankee, Gossage also played in 3 League Championship Series and was a
member of the 1978 World Series Championship Team. This year, Gossage fell
21 votes shy of election into the Baseball Hall of Fame with 388 (71.2%).
One of the finest defensive third baseman to ever play the
position, Nettles was part of four pennant-winning Yankee teams. In 1976
he led the American League in home runs and he was a good offensive player
despite his low .248 career batting average. On September 14, 1974 he and
brother Jim became just the fourth set of brothers to homer in the same
game. During his tenure with the Yankees, Nettles was chosen as an
American League All Star in 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980.
Miracle children from the Children’s Miracle Network will also be
recognized at the event. Among those being recognized is Madison Draper.
If you were in constant pain, would you like to dance? Well, Madison does.
“Madi,” was the youngest child to undergo extensive spinal fusion to
correct a severe curvature of her spine. She had Titanium Ribb Implant and
is still being treated for her condition. Although she continues to endure
many surgeries and hospitalizations Madi’s spirits are high! She has won
dance competitions and enjoys going to spa parties with her friends.
The event will also include silent and live auctions.