Former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry will be the keynote speaker at the Southwest Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet in Naples on Thursday, April 7. The ninth annual fundraising banquet will begin at 6:30 and should conclude at 8:30 p.m. at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.
Tickets for the event and sponsorship opportunity details are available at www.swfloridafca.org or by calling (239) 784-3377. Limited seating is available.
The former right fielder and ordained Christian minister was the first overall draft pick in 1980 and winner four World Series during his 17-year career. He won his first World Series with the Mets in 1986 – one year after being named Rookie of the Year as a 21-year-old – and the other three with the Yankees in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He retired after the 1999 World Series. Throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Strawberry was one of the most feared sluggers in the game. Feared but liked, he was voted to the All-Start Game eight straight times from 1984-1991. After retiring he worked as an instructor for the New York Mets in 2005 and 2008, and was inducted to the Mets Hall of Fame in 2010.
Strawberry now resides in St. Charles County, Missouri with his wife Tracy whom he founded “The Darryl Strawberry Foundation”, an organization dedicated to children with autism, and Strawberry Ministries. He was well know for his controversial personal life: battling drug abuse during his career, but has become a Christian and strives to help others reach their potential. He is a two time cancer survivor and chooses to focus on all the amazing blessings in his life. He’s a proud father of Darryl “D.J. Strawberry Jr. who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 2007 NBA Draft. He will be speaking about his career, personal struggles, and his successes.
The banquet will also have entertainment, dinner, music, video presentations, and a silent auction. Over 400 guests are expected to attend the event. Tickets for the event and sponsorship opportunity details are available at www.swfloridafca.org or by calling (239) 784-3377. Limited seating is available.
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