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Nonprofit produces anniversary dinner with Darryl Strawberry

October 5, 2015
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Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry. Courtesy Wedgwood Christian Services

One of the finest home run sluggers of his generation, the “Straw” himself, will be the guest speaker at a local nonprofit’s anniversary dinner.

Former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry will speak at Wedgwood Christian Services’ 55th Annual Anniversary Dinner.

The event will be on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Amway Grand Plaza in the Ambassador Ballroom.


The former right fielder for the New York Yankees helped lead the “New Dynasty” team of the late 1990s to three World Series Championships and helped the New York Mets win the title in 1986.

Although a popular player among fans, Strawberry was also suspended three times by MLB for substance abuse.

A cancer survivor, Strawberry is a Christian and ordained minister who founded the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center, a Christian recovery center.


The event will also feature the awarding of The Doug and Lois Nagel Leadership Award, which is given to those who have been outstanding in their services to Wedgwood’s ministry. That award will be given to Mick and Lucy McGraw.

The Molly Guillaume Volunteer of the Year Award will be awarded to Brookside Christian Reformed Church. The award is given to “those who provide generous gifts of prayer, time and talents that have helped transform the lives of thousands of children throughout the decades.”


Wedgwood Christian Services helps hurting children and families tackle their problems: physical, substance and sexual abuse; sex trafficking of minors; teen pregnancy; school expulsions; autism treatment; and more.

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