Before we forget, November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. So this week’s contribution goes to the New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and his Catch 25 Foundation.
How you can get in the game:
Catch 25 Foundation
220 W. Huron St., Ste. 2001
Chicago, IL, 60654
The foundation created to honor the legacy of the man who broke baseball’s color line has managed to make a name for itself. For more than 35 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has been providing not just four-year college scholarships, but also leadership training for minority youths, perpetuating the memory of the pioneer and his [...]
October 2, 2008 | Leave a Comment
It seems like everyone has a favorite Yankee Stadium memory, so I’m getting in on this too. I became a fan when I was 12, and back then, thanks to my special edition Burger King poster, I could name the entire starting line up of the ’77 World Series champs. I followed the team on [...]
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has said it on more than one occasion: baseball is a social institution with important social responsibilities. Think of MLB reaching out and addressing the social issues that concern its legion of fans. Think of education and the environment. Think of health care. One of the most important issues, [...]
The Jorge Posada Foundation’s Heroes for Hope celebration takes place tonight at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The annual gala raises funds and awareness for craniosynostosis (CS), a condition the All-Star catcher’s son, Jorge Jr. was diagnosed with when he was just 10 days old.
According to Teresa Segarra, executive director of the [...]
Not a single parent would have protested, “Not on a school night,” for any of the teens who attended the Bids for Kids dinner last night. It was a true celebration of Harlem RBI’s success, and a wonderful way to include the youth who are involved in its programs.
Hundreds of New York luminaries and supporters [...]
And for one day those who play baseball will hit with pink bats and tag bases emblazoned with pink ribbon logos.
For the third year in a row Major League Baseball will celebrate Mother’s Day with, Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer, a partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. It’s the [...]
I took a trip to East Harlem over the weekend because I wanted to see the place where the dream began. It is a typical impoverished American neighborhood, complete with housing projects, graffiti and the air of hopelessness. Then I turned up 101st street to Harlem RBI’s Field of Dreams and heard the joyful noise [...]