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R.A. Dickey Helps Fight Sex Trade in India with Bombay Teen Challenge

Former Vol R.A. Dickey is currently in Mumbai to work with Bombay Teen Challenge, a Christian organization that has rescued women and children from sex trafficking for the past 23 years.

A year after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for the charity, the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher made the trip with his daughters, 11-year-old Mary Gabriel and 9-year-old Lila.

 "I want to give my children a heart for humanity," Dickey said. "The only way to really do that is to get them outside of the bubble that they live in, and expose them in very measured ways to what real life is to a lot of people. They've responded beautifully."

Read the complete story about his trip on ESPN.com at http://es.pn/VsVjvX




Dickey to Receive Award at Thurman Munson Dinner

Former Vol and current New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will be honored at the 32nd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Jan. 31 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Dickey will be presented with a "Thurman" at the gala, which benefits AHRC-New York City Foundation

The Thurman Award is presented for success on the field of play and philanthropic works off of it. Dickey helps to operate the Ocala, Fla.-based Honoring the Father Ministries which provides medical supplies, powdered milk and baseball equipment to the impoverished in Latin American countries. 

Dickey and his wife, Anne, are also preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in early January to benefit Bombay Teen Challenge and its Red Light District Outreach Mumbai effort. They have set a goal of raising $100,000 to help address the issue of human trafficking in Mumbai.

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A Climb and a Cause

Former Vol and current New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January, in part to raise awareness for the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues and cares for women and girls in Mumbai who are at risk of being abused and exploited. 

Dickey will be occasionally posting updates and information about his upcoming trip in The New York Times baseball blog, "Bats."


RA Dickey to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Former UT star and this year's Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame inductee R.A. Dickey will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January to benefit Bombay Teen Challenge and its Red Light District Outreach Mumbai effort. Dickey and his wife will make the trip to Tanzania and begin their climb on Jan. 3 with a goal of raising $100,000 to address the issue of human trafficking in Mumbai.


In addition to his upcoming "Climb to the Top," Dickey is also finishing up a book about his journey in baseball, entitled "Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authentcity and the Perfect Knuckleball" and is the subject of an upcoming documentary by Break Thru Films.
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