The Tradition announces its honorees for 2018

Paul Pierce will be back on the parquet floor in November.
Paul Pierce will be back on the parquet floor in November.(matthew j. lee/globe staff file)

The list of honorees has been announced and tickets are now on sale for the Sports Museum’s 17th annual fund-raising gala, The Tradition.

On Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., the following retired athletes will share career highlights and anecdotal stories in a “talk-show” style presentation on the floor at TD Garden: Jim Lonborg (Red Sox), Paul Pierce (Celtics), Don Cherry (Bruins), Deion Branch (Patriots), Julie Foudy (US women’s soccer), and Richard Petty (NASCAR).

Prior to the presentations, ticketed guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the honorees during a cocktail hour.

Proceeds will benefit the Sports Museum, a nonprofit institution that has served the Boston area for more than 40 years by providing educational programs to at-risk youth. Tickets are $350 and are on sale at


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