Oakland Athletics’ General Manager Billy Beane and Hall of Fame Writer Peter Gammons Headline Business of Baseball Panel
Beane, Gammons and more talk “Moneyball Revisited a Decade Later” to raise funds for Foundation To Be Named Later, presented by Comcast Business Class, Mintz Levin and Rasky Baelein
WHO: Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics’ General Manager Peter Gammons, Hall of Fame baseball writer David Forst, Oakland Athletics’ Assistant General Manager and Vice President Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, baseball economist and author of “Moneyball Revisited”
WHAT: Gammons hosts the Business of Baseball lunch, where he joins Boston’s business community for a powerful and candid forum to discuss “Moneyball Revisited a Decade Later.” Moderated by Gammons, a panel of high-profile executives will share insights about the “enterprise” of America’s favorite pastime as the 2013 season kicks off.
The panel, made up of baseball experts, is a special addition to the thriving Hot Stove Cool Music concert series, which has raised more than $5.5 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s Peter Gammons College Scholarship fund and nonprofit beneficiaries, including BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), Citizen Schools, City Year Boston, The Home for Little Wanderers, Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury Youthworks, Steps to Success and West End House Boys & Girls Club.
WHEN: Monday, April 22
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: State Room
60 State Street
HOW: Tickets are $300 and include the pre-event VIP party, lunch and panel. Limited space is available. Tickets are on sale now at ftbnl.org
ABOUT FOUNDATION TO BE NAMED LATER
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 seven years, the Foundation has invested $5.75 million in grants and in-kind donations to local organizations and has sent more than 4,000 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); Citizen Schools; 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 30 college scholarships to exemplary Boston area students who have overcome tremendous disadvantages but have great potential. Visit www.ftbnl.org for more information.