Carol Cauley, 56, a Larchmont resident and president of the Hunger Task Force, is one of three finalists selected to represent the Mets in the “All-Star Among Us” campaign sponsored by Major League Baseball and People Magazine. The Mets finalist will be chosen by fans, who get to vote from now until June 24 at www.PeopleAllStars.com
All 30 winners – one from each team – will be included in the All-Star Week festivities in St. Louis in mid-July and will be honored before the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star game on July 14.
“I love baseball, said Ms. Cauley. “Being at the Alll-Star Game would be pretty cool.”
The two other Mets All-Star finalists are Tara Suri, 18, of Scarsdale and Jonathan Zimmerman, 48, of Port Washington. Ms. Suri founded Turn Your Word Around (www.turnyourworldaround.org) to involve young people in efforts that range from increasing access to education to fighting poverty. Mr. Zimmerman collects, refurbishes and distributes computers to low-income families in the New York area (www.comp4kids.org).
Carol Cauley Caught By Surprise
Ms. Cauley was nominated by her son for the All-Star honor – without her knowledge.
As she explained: “My darling and loving son Wilson is an avid Mets fan and goes on their website all the time. He saw this contest and decided that I work really hard at the food pantry and wanted to nominate me. When they contacted him and told him I was a finalist, he thought he better tell me.”
Wilson Cauley isn’t the only one who appreciates Ms. Cauley’s work at the food pantry. She received the 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. award from the Mamaroneck-Larchmont Human Rights Commission for her years of service on the Hunger Task Force. (See: MLK Celebration Has Sober Message: Hunger is Growing)
Ms. Cauley recently revealed that she would be moving to Texas in August. (Melinda Lehman will become the president of the Hunger Task Force.)
Between the Mets, the move and the birth of her first grandchild on June 15 ( Zachary Duggan Taegun Prohaska), Ms. Cauley’s head is spinning this month.