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St John’s MBB Coach Chris Mullin Joins Celebrity Lineup for ‘True Blue’ Softball Game

Chris Mullin. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Chris Mullin. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin will be part of an all-star roster for the Boomer & Carton and New York Yankees ‘True Blue’ celebrity softball game on June 3 at Yankee Stadium benefiting the families of fallen NYPD officers Brian Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

“I am humbled to be part of the ‘True Blue’ softball game as we remember and honor Officers Moore, Ramos, Liu, and all of New York’s Finest who keep our city safe,” said Mullin. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen officers who proudly served our communities.”

Mullin joins WFAN’s morning hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton for the star-studded event that features another St. John’s alumnus, New York Mets Hall of Fame pitcher John Franco. Among the other celebrities taking part in the event will be Hall of Famer and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, former New York Mets and Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden, former New York Knick John Starks, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee, former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, New York Jets receiver Eric Decker and his wife, country pop singer Jessie James Decker, will perform the national anthem. WCBS New York newscasters Kristine Johnson and Chris Wragge will also participate in the ‘True Blue’ celebrity softball game.

“Growing up in Brooklyn and having friends and family on the force makes this even more meaningful to me,” said Mullin. “On behalf of St. John’s University and our basketball program, I look forward to this opportunity to show our appreciation for all of New York’s dedicated service men and women.”

Tickets to the Boomer and Carton and New York Yankees ‘True Blue’ celebrity softball game are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. General admission tickets are $12 with all proceeds benefiting the Silver Shield Foundation, the Widows’ and Children’s Fund, as well as the families of Moore, Ramos and Liu. Everyone who purchases a ticket to the game will receive a voucher upon arrival at the stadium to attend a future Yankees game.

Mullin was named the 20th head coach in St. John’s storied 107-year men’s basketball history on April 1, 2015. The Brooklyn native returned to his alma mater after a 16-year Hall of Fame career followed by nearly a decade of work in NBA front offices. Mullin is St. John’s all-time scoring leader with 2,440 career points leading the program to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 1981-85 under Hall of Fame head coach Lou Carnesecca. As a senior, he led St. John’s to the Final Four and received the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s top player.

One of the great collegiate and NBA players of all time, Mullin was inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. A two-time gold medalist who ranks seventh all-time on the USA Basketball Olympic scoring list, Mullin was first enshrined in Springfield in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States Olympic team, also known as the original “Dream Team.”

For more information on the St John’s Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.redstormsports.com

For more information on the True Blue Celebrity Softball Game fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ticketing/true_blue_softball.jsp

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