Danbury Westerners tap George Foster as keynote speaker for June 10 event

By Kevin Zimmerman

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The Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) will feature former Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets slugger George Foster as keynote speaker at its 22nd annual Celebrity Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. June 10 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury.

At the event, the team will present its annual Michael Seri Award in honor of the late Michael Seri, for his dedication and sportsmanship, and perpetuating community partnerships.

Foster, voted the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1977, was a member of Cincinnati’s “Big Red Machine” teams that won World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. His career spanned from 1969 to 1986 with the Reds, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox. He was a founding member and the inaugural commissioner of the NECBL.

Reservations for the June 10 event are required. For more information, visit danburywesterners.com or contact Westerners president Paul Schaffer at 203-241-4655.


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