The most important save for Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers might be the one he’s never had to make. Fingers, the national spokesperson for The Greatest Save, a safety education program aimed at protecting children and teenagers from sexual exploitation and abduction, came on board in 1991 after seven-year-old Leticia Hernandez was kidnapped and murdered in Southern California. This weekend, Fingers, along with KinderVision and The Greatest Save, will host a series of events promoting awareness in the Long Island community for their efforts.
The events will kick off on Sunday May 18, 2014 at Greenlawn Park (489 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740) with a children’s baseball clinic from 10am-1pm. The clinic will be hosted by MLB alumni, promoting not only baseball skills, but also a station will be dedicated to learning the safety measures of The Greatest Save program.
Later that evening, a reception will be held staring at 6:15pm at Crest Hollow Country Club (8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797), which features a cocktail reception and dinner program. Fingers, Darell Evans, and New York Yankees World Series hero Jim Leyritz will be among the two dozen former major league players expected to attend.
Closing the ceremonies will be an all-day golf tournament starting 9:00am on Monday May 19, 2014 at Bethpage State Park’s Red Course (99 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Farmingdale, NY 11753), where supporters will have the opportunity to spend time playing golf with the MLB alumni.
Tickets for both events are still available from their website.