Antrel Rolle to receive Munson Award

Antrel Rolle celebrates a sack in the fourth

Antrel Rolle celebrates a sack in the fourth quarter of a game against the Oakland Raiders. (Nov. 10, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Antrel Rolle will be honored at the 34th annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Feb. 4.

The Thurman Munson Awards are presented for success on the field of play and philanthropic works off the field. Others who will be honored this year include Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, former pitchers and baseball broadcasters Jim Kaat of MLB Network and David Cone of YES Network, and Knicks Hall of Fame forward Bernard King.

The awards and dinner pay homage to the late, great Yankees catcher and captain Thurman Munson. Diana Munson, Thurman’s widow, will attend her 34th consecutive benefit, having been involved since its inception. The Thurman Munson Awards Dinner has raised more than $12 million for programs that serve New York City children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

It’s a prestigious award, but sometimes an ominous one for Giants players.

Other Giants who have been so honored in recent years include David Tyree and Chris Canty. Neither, however, played another down for the Giants after their award. Tyree, who won the award in 2009, a year after his amazing catch in Super Bowl XLII, did not make the team the following spring. Canty was cut by the Giants the day after receiving the award last year. Both of those players were recovering from injuries, though.

For tickets and information on the Munson Awards Dinner call 212-249-6188 or email jennifer@emgbenefits.com. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.ahrcNYCfoundation.org/events.

Tags: Antrel Rolle , Thurman Munson

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