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Baseball All-Star David Wright to Host Vegas-Style Event to Benefit CHKD

Elizabeth Earley: or (757) 668-9049

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Baseball All-Star David Wright will step up to the plate for CHKD as host of Wright Night, an evening event of casino gaming and cocktails in a Vegas-style setting.

The seven-time All-Star third baseman for the New York Mets will host the 10th annual event at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on January 17 at 7 p.m. Wright, former third baseman and team captain of the Mets, is now a special advisor for the team. He recently was nominated to the 2020 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Before the benefit, Wright will greet fans at a special VIP Meet and Greet gathering at 5:30 p.m. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit

Born in Norfolk and raised in Chesapeake, Wright has been a longtime supporter of CHKD, dropping by the hospital to play games and talk baseball with children. In 2011, he hosted his first Vegas-style event, which has raised more than $1.5 million for CHKD.

Major sponsors of this year’s event include the David Wright Foundation, The New York Mets Foundation, Capital Group, Charles Barker Automotive, and more. To learn about additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kate Ryan, CHKD development officer, at (757) 668-9066 or


CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers, and satellite offices throughout its service region. Learn more at