Navigation Links
Mike Sweeney Named 2007 Hutch Award Winner
Date:11/15/2007

All-Star Kansas City Royal to visit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

in January

SEATTLE, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-time All-Star Mike Sweeney will receive the 2007 Hutch Award(R), which is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire of baseball great Fred Hutchinson, both on and off the field.

Sweeney, a player for the Kansas City Royals for his entire 13-year career, served most recently as a designated hitter. He began his major league career with the Royals in 1995 as a catcher. In 1999, as a first baseman, he embarked upon a celebrated hitting streak. His lifetime batting average stands at .299, a mark that ranks second all-time among Royals players, trailing only George Brett, who finished his career with a .305 batting average.

"To receive the Hutch Award is an amazing honor for me," Sweeney said. "It's one of the best things that can happen in a baseball career; I feel very proud to be part of the Hutch Award tradition."

Though Sweeney battled injuries most of the 2007 season, his efforts on behalf of charitable organizations never flagged. Along with his wife, Shara, Sweeney has been active in Kansas City's Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) program, which is run through the Boys & Girls Clubs to benefit underprivileged youth. In addition, the Sweeney Family Foundation encourages people of Catholic faith to work with youth and families through a variety of urban-outreach missions, including youth baseball camps.

The foundation regularly invited children's charities to bring young guests to Royals games where they became members of the "Sween Team." Since 2003, the Sweeneys and their foundation purchased more than $23,000 in tickets and souvenirs for nearly 3,000 kids.

"If I can bring a glimpse of hope or an ounce of strength to a child fighting adversity, to me that's more enjoyable than hitting home runs," Sweeney said. "I always hope that through my work and my interactions I can have an impact on kids, and I know full well that they've had an impact on Shara and me."

Sweeney will visit children at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Hutch School and receive his award at the annual Hutch Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Funds raised through the Hutch Award Luncheon benefit The Gregory Fund(R) for early cancer-detection research at the Hutchinson Center. The Gregory Fund was established in 2003 as a collaboration of the Hutchinson Center and The Moyer Foundation, founded by major-league pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.

The Hutchinson Center was founded by Fred's brother Bill, a prominent Seattle surgeon, after Fred died of cancer at age 45. The Hutch Award was established in 1965 and was first given to Mickey Mantle. Other Hutch Award winners have included Moyer, 2006 recipient Mark Loretta, Craig Biggio, Willie McCovey, Willie Stargell, Omar Vizquel, Sandy Koufax and Carl Yastrzemski. In all, 11 Hall-of-Famers have received the Hutch Award. For more information about the Hutch Award, including a full list of past recipients, visit http://www.fhcrc.org/hutchaward.

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, our interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Our researchers, including three Nobel laureates, bring a relentless pursuit and passion for health, knowledge and hope to their work and to the world. For more information, please visit http://www.fhcrc.org

CONTACT

Christi Ball Loso

(206) 667-5215

closo@fhcrc.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Heartline(R) Fitness Systems Named to Inc. Magazines Inaugural List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S....
2. Allscripts Named to FORTUNE 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List
3. Boston Micromachines Multi-DM Named One of the Years Most Innovative Products
4. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
5. New Director of Nursing Practice Named for Nurses Association
6. Instrumentation Laboratory Named Top of Class by Respiratory Care Managers
7. Meeting Expectations Named to First Annual CMI 25 List by Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine
8. Frances Decker Named Mid-Atlantic Region Sales Executive for AllOne Health Management Solutions
9. Keith Taft Named General Manager of UltraTape Industries
10. AIUM CEO named among most influential in radiology
11. Top Twenty Health Plan Websites Named by TheRatingsGuy.com
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... Nike Rugby Camp's ... rugby in San Diego. Willis, founder of Elite Rugby Camps and current Nike Camp ... players every year since 2009. , “I’m excited for our eighth summer here ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 04, 2016 , ... Hight-Doland Insurance Agency’s new community involvement program which serves ... Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana to help provide positive mentoring for local youth. Donations ... Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana has been helping to guide the area’s youth for ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... May kicked off with Melanoma ... United States. Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner is encouraging her patients, as well as residents ... on skin safety and health now and in the future. , The dermatology-specific awareness ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Momsense, Inc. ... mothers. The company’s patented technology, The Smart Breastfeeding Meter, is designed to monitor ... the technology is now available for purchase at Target.com . , ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... ... Francesca Loparco, Co-Founder of Queen City Dream Cars, an exotic car rental ... at Christenbury Eye Center. The entrepreneur struggled with her computer, riding horses and ... as her in-office consultation and eye exam. Francesca’s eyesight was restored to 20/20 in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... drug development company, today announced data from the ... dose escalating clinical trial (the OVATION Study) combining ... of care for the treatment of newly-diagnosed patients ... chemotherapy followed by interval debulking surgery.  In the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... 2016  In the next ten years, the ... systems dependent on CRTs monitors to those reliant on ... Medical monitors and will automatically sync to existing ... foreseeable benefits to this technological advancement, it also ... to be replaced in order to be LCD ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 ... for Life Sciences, Product Development Capabilities in ... Science Customer Base . Indegene ... today announced the acquisition of Skura Corporation,s life ... leader in adaptive sales enablement technology for life ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: