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March 25, 2016  RSS feed
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Baseball themed fundraiser set for April 17 at B’nai Emmunah


The prize: this print of an artwork depicting Jewish baseball players and other Jews associated with the game. The prize: this print of an artwork depicting Jewish baseball players and other Jews associated with the game. For fans of Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg, or of more modern-day Jewish Major League Baseball players such as Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP, or two-time World Series champion Kevin Youkilis, Congregation B’nai Emmunah is Tarpon Springs is offering a chance to win a large print of an artistic montage of Jewish baseball players through the years.

The artwork, by Ron Lewis, depicts 26 MLB players in or just in front of a dugout, including former Tampa Bay Rays Gabe Kaplar and Sam Fuld.

Depicted in the stands are other famous

Jews associated with the game, including former MLB commissioner Bud Selig, super fan Billy Crystal, White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdoft and former TV talk show host Larry King.

Lewis, the artist, was a high school star in four sports and played football at Idaho State University until a knee injury ended dreams of a sports career. But the injury launched him on a career as a sports artist.

For those very much into Major League Baseball and into Jewish players, owners, fans or managers, this full-sized, custom framed 36”x44” print of Lewis’ original, including facsimile signatures, will be on display at B’nai Emmunah for a raffle fundraiser on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. A B’nai Emmunah official lists the value of the print at $600.

The event will include an appearance by 1972 All Star Richie Scheinblum, children’s games with a baseball giveaway and baseball-themed activities. There will be complimentary picnic food.

B’nai Emmunah is located at 3374 Keystone Road. For more information on the drawing, call (727) 938-9000.


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