The Thurman Munson Award is bestowed upon players for their work both on and off the field by the AHRC New York City Foundation.
According to its website the AHRC Foundation ” is a fund-raising and grant-making entity that supports programs for children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and who live in New York City.”
The AHRC provides residential, educational, job training and placement, camp and recreational, and healthcare services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In August, Flores helped the Ronald McDonald House Charities from the New York Tri-State Area raise over $70,000 at its annual Lou Damiano Golf Outing at the Paramount Country Club in New City. The event also included the Rockettes, the Brooklynettes and sportscaster Duke Castiglione.
In addition to his own time and money spent to teach children from Latin American countries to speak English and learn about the American way of life, Wilmer Flores is also very active in the New York community through the Mets Foundation.
He also hosts a baseball clinic for the Port St. Lucie chapter of the Special Olympics, and has supported the military through various programs.
For those interested in attending the Thurman Munson event, individual tickets and tables can still be purchased on the AHRC New York City Foundation website. In addition to Flores, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will also be honored.