One of my absolute favorite events of the year has become The New England Sports Museum’s annual gala known as “The Tradition”! It’s held on the floor of the TD Garden, where guests mingle, eat and drink and then listen as some of the greatest New England sports contributors – players, coaches, personalities – are interviewed and honored!

Tonight is the 17th Annual “The Tradition” and the New England Sports Museum will honor Richard Petty, Julie Foudy, Jim Lonborg, Deion Branch, Don Cherry and Paul Pierce.