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Portland, Maine- Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon will be the featured guest at the Sea Dogs 2015 Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction, which benefits the Maine Children's Cancer Program. The event will take place on Friday, January 16th at 5:30 PM at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland.
Joining Damon will be Sea Dogs manager Billy McMillon, catcher Matt Spring, and former Sea Dogs manager and Red Sox first base coach Arnie Beyeler.
The doors open at 5:30 PM with the Silent Auction running from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. Everyone who attends will receive an autographed 8 X 10 photo of Damon.
Damon had an 18 year Major League Baseball career, including four seasons with the Boston Red Sox (2002-2005), where he was a member of the 2004 Red Sox World Championship team. In 2004, Damon batted .304 with 20 home runs, 94 RBI's, and ranked second in the league with 123 runs scored. He hit a grand slam in Game 7 of the ALCS to lead the Red Sox to victory over the Yankees. Damon hit .295 with 56 home runs in 597 games with the Red Sox and was a two-time American League All-Star (2002, 2005). Damon produced a career .284 average with 235 home runs over 2,490 big league games with the Royals, Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rays, and Indians.
All proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will benefit the official charity of the Portland Sea Dogs'; the Strike Out Cancer in Kids Program. The Strike Out Cancer in Kids Program was established in 1995 to raise money for the Maine Children's Cancer Program. For every strikeout that a Sea Dogs' pitcher throws money is raised through generous pledges of businesses and individuals. In the 20 year history of the program more than four million dollars has been raised.
The Sea Dogs open the 2015 season on Thursday, April 9th at 6:00 PM at Hadlock Field against the Reading Fightin Phils. Tickets for the 2015 season and the Eastern League All-Star Game are now on sale. Book your nine inning vacation!