Moving Forward Together
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SIGNATURE LUNCHEON

Featuring

DWIGHT GOODEN

DARRYL STRAWBERRY

Gooden and Strawberry, two of MLB’s most legendary players, had illustrious baseball careers that were also riddled by highly public battles with addiction. They now help others struggling with addiction while spreading a message of hope, recovery, and healing.

Chairs: Kira Finkenberg, Adam Jacobs, and Mimi Lee

Honorary Chair: Caryl Lees Witte

Moderator: Laura Fink

Linda Janon Behavioral Health Champion Award
Presented to Caryl Lees Witte

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020

VIP Reception with Gooden & Strawberry: 10:30–11:30am
Luncheon & Program: 12:00–1:30pm

Hyatt Regency La Jolla

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry

Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Darryl Strawberry are two of MLB’s most legendary players from the 1980s. Gooden’s pitching prowess and Strawberry’s hard-hitting home runs revitalized the New York Mets and led them to a World Series Championship in 1986.

The dynamic duo earned national recognition at every turn – Gooden boasts four All-Star Selections, a National Rookie of the Year Award, the NL Cy Young Award, and is a four-time World Series champion, while Strawberry holds two Silver Slugger Awards, a National Rookie of the Year award, eight consecutive All-Star Selections, and is a four-time World Series champion.

Gooden and Strawberry’s illustrious baseball careers were also riddled with highly public battles with addiction. Their promising trajectories in the League were cut short by substance abuse, and at times it threatened their lives. Both New York Mets Hall of Famers now help others who struggle with addiction and spread a message of hope, recovery, and healing.

TICKETS

Luncheon Ticket

$85

One ticket to the Behavioral Health Signature Luncheon

Fair market value = $60

VIP Luncheon Ticket

$360

Upfront VIP seat at the luncheon, invitation to VIP reception, valet parking, and signed baseball by Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden

Fair market value = $100

Underwriting Opportunities

By investing as an underwriter, you can reach and connect with thousands of community members and sports enthusiasts — all while supporting a great cause! Your generosity allows the JFS Behavioral Health Committee to respond to the needs of our community by building a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego.

  • VIP table (12 tickets) to Behavioral Health Signature Luncheon
  • Valet parking for all guests
  • 12 invitations to VIP reception with keynote speakers, including signed baseballs for all guests and guaranteed photo with speakers
  • Signed Books for all guests: Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction with Darryl Strawberry and Doc: A Memoir
  • Mentioned as Presenting underwriter in opening remarks
  • VIP table (10 tickets) to Behavioral Health Signature Luncheon
  • Valet parking at the luncheon for all guests
  • 10 invitations to VIP reception with keynote speakers, including signed baseballs for all guests and guaranteed photo with speakers
  • 10 tickets to Behavioral Health Signature Luncheon
  • Valet parking at the luncheon for all guests
  • 10 invitations to VIP reception with keynote speakers, including signed baseballs for all guests
  • 4 tickets to Behavioral Health Signature Luncheon
  • Valet parking at the luncheon for all guests
  • 4 invitations to VIP reception with keynote speakers, including signed baseballs for all guests
  • 2 tickets to Behavioral Health Signature Luncheon
  • Valet parking at the luncheon for all guests
  • 2 invitations to VIP reception with keynote speakers, including signed baseballs for all guests