Evening with the Goldeyes
ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Night
On Friday, June 2, 2017, the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the ALS Society of Manitoba partnered to host the ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Night in memory of this great man, whose name has become synonymous with ALS.
Seventy-eight years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports’ most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he died less than two years later at the age of 37. Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to those living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Local actor, Drew Jensen re-enacted the famous farewell speech of the “Iron Horse”, followed by the ALS Society of Manitoba’s volunteers passing the helmet to raise funds for support services offered here in Manitoba to those living with ALS. This year’s event raised over $5,000.00 and even with the rain many showed their ongoing support to this life changing disease.
Proudly sponsored by:
- Johnston Group
Lou Gehrig uniform donated by:
- Home Run Sports