Johnny Bench Accepts American Legion Good Guy Award
Aug 29, 2016 - Johnny was a American Legion Baseball player as a kid, later served in the Army Reserve, but at the 98th National Convention, he was awarded the James V. Day Good Guy Award by the Past Department Commander's Club for his commitment to philanthropy that supports active and veteran troops.
"Hope for the Warriors Invitational Raises $212,000"
Hope for the Warriors is a program that works to enhance the quality of life for post 9/11 service men, woman and their families by understanding the pride and challenge that going into a military life. Johnny and Doug Flynn have been regular supporters of this cause and annually attend the Scarlet and Gold Invitational Golf Tournament.
At the 2016 Little League World Series
Two of the most important things that Johnny's father taught him was that being a catcher was the fastest way to the big leagues, and how to lose. "You're winners for being here," he told the little leaguers, and wanted them to understand not only how to lose but how to learn from it. The LLWS serves as such a great opportunity for future stars to come together, have fun and share their cultures. Johnny always remembers his dad telling him after defeat, "that's okay son, we're get 'em tomorrow, let's go get a cheeseburger."