NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports memorabilia and charity fundraising company Grandstandsports.com is bringing together Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson to relive the infamous moment that linked them together in baseball immortality. The reunion charity event will take place at Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square on Oct. 25, which is exactly 25 years to the day of game six of the 1986 World Series.
In the 10th inning, with the score tied, Wilson stepped in with a full count and the winning run in scoring position. Hitting a slow ground ball up the first base line that appeared to be playable for Boston first baseman Bill Buckner, Wilson dashed out of the box only to see the ball sneak between the legs of Buckner, who was playing on two bad ankles. The ball skirted around Buckner's glove and rolled slowly into right field. The Mets win.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of New York. Grandstandsports.com CEO, Howard Schwartz, spoke about his affinity for the organization: "The opportunity to bring these two legends together is a dream come true for baseball fans everywhere. This is going to be an unforgettable evening for all and the fact that Ronald McDonald House Charities are benefitting from the outcome makes it a 'home run' in every sense of the word."
A fun night out for adults and kids alike, the evening will consist of meet and greet opportunities with both Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson, along with photographs and autographs of the legends. There will also be an organized question and answer portion of the evening along with a large silent and live charity auction. Auction items include a VIP Tour of Citi Field with a former Mets World Series legend. The night also includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and free bowling during the event.
Fans can purchase tickets (Starting at just $199) by calling 1-888-78-GRAND (888-784-7263) or at www.grandstandsports.com/1986.
Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia Inc. (http://www.grandstandsports.com) is a domestic and international provider of hand signed authentic sports memorabilia with corporate offices located in New York City. Since its inception the company has held a domestic and international presence in both retail and wholesale markets. Aside from its charity and retail presence, Grandstand provides exclusive memorabilia to Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's by mail catalogs and works with top sports internet sites such as espn.com as well as major financial companies.
SOURCE Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia Inc.