Friday, March 28, 2008

There's Some Good in the World...

The good folks over at River Ave Blues have teamed up to organize a pledge drive to support Jorge Posada's foundation to fight craniosynostosis.

Even if you only have a few nickels to spare, it's worth checking out.

You know, now that were on charities, I thought it might be a good time to check out what various Yankees do for a good cause....

Johnny Damon is active with the Wounded Warrior Project. From the website: "The WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq , Afghanistan , and other locations around the world. Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave warriors from military service. "

Derek Jeter has his Turn Two Foundation. The Turn Two foundation says "our mission is to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and "Turn 2" healthy lifestyles."

Bobby Abreu was the Phillies' 2004 representative for the Roberto Clemente award. He bought $10,000 worth of tickets for children in the 2003 and 2004 baseball season for his Abreu's Amigos program.

Alex Rodriguez is active in the Boys and Girls Club of Miami, University of Miami and the Children's Aid Society.

Hideki Matsui personally donated $500,000 to the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.

Jorge Posada has his own foundation. The foundation provides emotional support and financial assistance to families of those diagnosed with crainiosynostosis.

Robinson Canò is a member of the 2008 Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet.

Andy Pettitte is involved in the San Jacinto College Foundation and has visited Walter Reed.

Mike Mussina serves on the Little League Board of International Directors.

Mariano Rivera is involved in numerous charities in his native Panama.

So there you have it, some of the other Yankees and their community involvement. Of course, you can't forget the Stienbrenners' community service, or community service done at the minor league level as well.

1 comment:

  1. The Yankees also have their Yankees Universe fund to benefit the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.