NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk's Stepping Stones Museum for Children is gearing up for a special visit from New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen.
The group is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the museum's Swing Into It! Golf Tournament on Oct. 3 at Greenwich's Stanwich Club, according to a news release from the museum. The group has raised more than $500,000 in the event's nine-year history, according to the release. All proceeds from the tournament have benefited Open Arms, "an initiative to ensure that the museum’s educational exhibits and programs are accessible to under-served communities in the region," according to the release.
The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and will feature Warthen who will help Stepping Stones raise money for Open Arms.
"Warthen, who has served as the Mets pitching coach since the middle of the 2008 season, will play a round with participants and spin a few tales from his 40-plus years in professional baseball," representatives said in the release.
Warthen was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1971 and pitched in the major leagues from 1975–78 with the Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. He has served as the pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers and as the bullpen coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the release.
Residents can register for the tournament at the Stepping Stones Museum website or by calling 203-966-4999. Stepping Stones is at 303 West Ave., exit 14N or 15S off I-95 in Norwalk.