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Johnny Damon Coming to Hartford



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    ST PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Designated hitter Johnny Damon #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates the Rays victory over the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on September 28, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

    Johnny Damon is part of a small group to win World Series with both the Red Sox and Yankees, and he is coming to Hartford this week for a YMCA fundraising event.

    Damon, who established a charitable foundation and serves as a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project, will be the honored guest and speaker at the YMCA celebrates champions event on Thursday night at the Connecticut Convention Center.

    This is the signature fundraising event for the YMCA of Greater Hartford, which supports the annual campaign and “Read to Success.”

    Tickets are $200 a piece or $2,000 for a table of 10.

    The VIP reception is at 6:30 p.m., while the general reception gets underway at 6:45 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.