SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon was awarded the 2020 Hutch Award for his commitment to helping his community.
When Gordon joined the Mariners, he brought his Flash of Hope program to help children and families affected by domestic violence.
Along with Flash of Hope, Gordon has teamed up and raised money for Food for the Hungry and Striking Out Poverty.
“This award has an incredible history, and I’m grateful to be a part of its legacy. I believe it’s our duty as professional athletes to give back to the communities that support us. Recognition isn’t why I do it, but it is an honor when an organization like Fred Hutch recognizes the efforts,” said Gordon.
He also partners with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, LifeWire, New Beginnings, API Chaya and DAWN to host families throughout the season for a day at the ballpark.
The Hutch Award was created in 1965 in honor of Fred “Hutch” Hutchinson and is given to a Major League Baseball player. It recognizes the player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire of Hutchinson, the legendary pitcher and manager who died of cancer at the age of 45.
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