Diamond Resorts International® Events of a Lifetime® delivered once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for members to attend the unveiling of the Gaylord Perry statue at San Francisco’s AT&T Park
AUG. 15, 2016 (LAS VEGAS, Nev.) – Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, delivered a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience for members to attend the statue unveiling and special tribute to baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a private luncheon with Perry on Sunday, August 14.
The statue honors and memorializes Gaylord Perry as one of the greatest baseball athletes to ever play the game. Perry was drafted in 1958 by the San Francisco Giants, where he played the first 13 years of his career. He pitched in the major leagues from 1962 until 1983 and played for eight different teams over the course of his 22-year baseball career. During that time, Perry accumulated 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average. This five-time All-Star was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league, winning it in the American League in 1972 and in the National League in 1978. Soon after, in 1982, Perry became the fifteenth member of the 300-win club. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
“To have had the opportunity to play the greatest game in the world, in a great city like San Francisco, and with some of best teammates to ever play the game is a privilege in itself,” said baseball Hall of Famer Perry. “It’s an honor to be recognized in this way and to forever be a part of the San Francisco Giants legacy. I am pleased to have been able to share and celebrate this momentous occasion with our members and owners at Diamond Resorts International.”
Immediately following the statue unveiling, and as part of the Events of a Lifetime® opportunity, members and owners were escorted into the stadium to enjoy the game. The following day, the vacation experience continued as members and owners attended a private luncheon with Perry and participated in a Q&A with the Hall of Famer.
This was one of the many exclusive, Events of a Lifetime® that Diamond Resorts International provides to its members throughout the year. Events include VIP dinners, exclusive concerts, tickets to major sporting events and live shows and performances. Joining Perry among the ever-expanding roster of Diamond Resorts celebrity ambassadors are country music stars Colt Ford, Joe Don Rooney and Jana Kramer; baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson; professional baseball player, Bud Norris; PGA touring professionals Brian Gay, Brittany Lincicome and John Cook; Super Bowl XXVI MVP, Mark Rypien; and war veteran, Chad Pfeifer.
“We applaud and congratulate Gaylord on his lifetime of achievements in baseball; we are very proud that Diamond Resorts could be a part of this historic event and a well-deserved tribute to his success,” said Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International. “It is a privilege to be associated with Perry, who continues to contribute to many memorable vacation experiences for our members through our Events of a Lifetime around the country.”
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