Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw is one of the most beloved and storied characters in New York Mets lore. Coining the phrase “Ya Gotta Believe,” his motto has transcended generations and Mets fans across the world.
When he passed away, he not only left his YGB legacy, but his charitable spirit as well. Like his motto does to new generations of fans, his charitable nature has transcended to a dear Friend-Of-Coop (F-O-C), Sharon Chapman, who has been raising funds for the Tug McGraw Foundation for the better part of two years.
Our sister Sharon has raised in McGraw’s memory, mostly while training to run the New York City Marathon in 2010, as an example. Well, now she brings this charitable spirit back home, aligning with Mets blogger brethren Faith & Fear in Flushing (authored by the esteemed Greg Prince and Jason Fry) and CitiField’s on-site bar, McFadden’s, for an event on Thursday, April 21, that you’ll have a hard time passing up!
From 6 pm to 7 pm, you get an hour of open bar for only $20 — the kicker? McFadden’s will be donating 25% of those proceeds to the McGraw Foundation, as Greg put it in his post, you can drink as responsibly as you want for $15!
The Tug McGraw Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with brain tumors, as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI). For those of you who would like to know more, visit the Tug McGraw Foundation website for more details on their charity.
And visit Sharon and Greg at the festivities that day, as they will be representing us proud Mets fans! Unfortunately, I can’t make it, but even if you can’t as well, you can always donate at Sharon’s dedicated fundraising website.