Break in that new glove!
Do you know why ALS/MND (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / Motor Neuron Disease) is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease? Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS/MND in 1941 at the age of 37. He was the New York Yankee’s first baseman playing in a then-record 2,130 consecutive games. His efforts lead The Yankees to win the World Series six times during his 17 years on the team before he was diagnosed. It was on July 4, 1939, at the Yankees Stadium, when Gehrig gave his Farewell to Baseball Address: The Luckiest Man Speech known as one of the greatest speeches in sports history.
Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility, and courage to those living with Lou Gehrig’s disease. To commemorate those famous words and spread awareness of ALS in our community, the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the ALS Society of Manitoba partner to host the ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Night. To raise money, volunteers will “pass the helmet” and sell tickets for the 50/50 draw.
Please come and join us for a fantastic evening!
For more information on Lou Gehrig and his heart-wrenching story, follow the link attached to the image above.
Enjoy the images below of past Lou Gehrig’s nights!