Craig Breslow’s “First Pitch Gala” set for Nov. 17

Craig Breslow will be hosting his fifth annual “First Pitch Celebrity Gala” as part of his Strike 3 Foundation, benefiting pediatric cancer research, next Saturday, Novemver 17 at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and features live entertainment, and both live and silent auctions. The event dress is cocktail Attire
I caught up with Breslow recently at the Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame dinner in Greenwich and he said that he’s expecting upwards of 600 people at the gala.
“Everything’s going well. We’ve grown incredibly fast,” he said. “Every time we’ve put on an event, we’ve created greater interest, we raise more money, we get a bigger crowd. A lot more people across the country are familiar with our organization and that’s partly because I’ve spent time on two different coasts in the last 12 months, but everything’s great, we’re just gearing up for the event at the Hilton.”
According to the Strike 3 Foundation website, celebrity guests scheduled to appear include Bobby Valentine (former MLB player and MLB manager), Karl Ravech (host of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter) and many more.
“I’ve got current teammates, past teammates,” Breslow said. “Some of the guys from the (Oakland) A’s, Andrew Carignan, Jerry Blevins and Sean Doolittle …Josh Collmenter from Arizona … Mike Zagurski, Andrew Bailey and Rich Hill from the Red Sox … we’ve also got Harold Reynolds, Peter Gammons, John Flaherty, a whole slew of on-air personalitiles, Suzyn Waldman’s with us every year, we’ve got an incredible auction and some surprise musical guests.”
A limited number of tickets ($275) are available.