His foundation helps the blind and disabled.
Ed Lucas has attended 63 consecutive Yankee openers, covered the All-Star Game and World Series, and interviewed Joe DiMaggio and Willie Mays – even though Mays was afraid of his seeing-eye dog, writes Dan Schlossberg in Forbes Magazine.
Blinded in a backyard baseball game in 1951, he got through high school and college with the help of Seeing Eye dogs.
Every year he runs an annual charity event that includes a golf tournament, a sports memorabilia auction and a dinner. Last year it raised more than $130,000 for the Ed Lucas Foundation, a fund that helps disabled veterans, diabetes research and The Seeing Eye, which has trained Ed's dogs, including one that gave its life while saving him from a drunk driver.
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