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Hurricane Sandy relief effort continues

The Yankees in conjunction with the Cloudbreak Group will donate 20 percent of all sales at http://www.nyyankeesfragrance.com during November and December to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. A minimum guarantee of $10,000 will be offered by the Cloudbreak Group, in addition to the dedicated portion made from all sales on the website during the aforementioned months.

“We have had an overwhelming response since the launch of the New York Yankees fragrance collection and are pleased that our loyal fans in the Tri-State area have embraced these products,” Cloudbreak Group chief executive officer Thomas Butkiewicz said. “As a member of the Yankees family, we recognize the needs of these individuals during this difficult time and are proud to help support them.”

Michael J. Tusiani, Yankees senior vice president of corporate sales and sponsorships, said, “We are very thankful to the Cloudbreak Group and proud of our partner for supporting the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through its commitment to the American Red Cross.”

The motion is part of an organization-wide commitment in helping to rebuild the lives of those who have suffered great losses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The Yankees have donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts associated with the storm.

In addition to helping the Red Cross, Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance was recently converted into a collection hub in which non-perishable food and household items were donated by the public for those affected. The Yankees have continued to deliver and distribute these items to those in need through various other local charities.

“New York Yankees” and “New York Yankees for Her” both helped usher in the 2012 baseball season by officially launching in April. Originally available exclusively at Yankee Stadium and select department stores, the fragrances have expanded to department stores in multiple international markets. Fans can purchase these and other items and help support the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by visiting http://www.nyyankeesfragrance.com.

Yankees support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

The Yankees will sponsor a New York Blood Center donor drive to help replenish supplies after Hurricane Sandy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Gotham Hall, located at 1356 Broadway at 36th Street in Manhattan.

The first 300 donors will receive vouchers for a pair of tickets to a 2013 Yankees game.

“We thank the New York Yankees and Gotham Hall for helping us replenish our community blood supply after Hurricane Sandy,” New York Blood Center vice president Rob Purvis said. “We’re opening up new locations and drives all the time – including Friday’s drive at Gotham Hall – and the latest information is at nybloodcenter.org and 1-800-933-BLOOD.”

Blood donors will receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure and hematocrit level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY State Department of Health donor criteria. People over age 75 may donate with a doctor’s note.

The Yankees have also donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross to support the relief efforts in the Tri-State area associated with Hurricane Sandy.

“The damage and destruction to the Tri-State area caused by Hurricane Sandy is daunting, but we have seen the great resiliency of this region before,” Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said. “As a neighbor and community member, the Yankees embrace our role of stepping forward and assisting the American Red Cross, which comes to the aid of so many people through their tireless efforts.”

Yankees celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Yankees announced Friday the organization’s continued celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of this year’s initiative, the Yankees have published the first Spanish-language issue of Yankees Magazine, the club’s flagship publication. Also, nine-time Grammy Award-winner Jose Feliciano and Grammy-nominated salsa singer Frankie Negron will each take part in activities celebrating the month during the Yankees’ final regular season homestand.

Yankees Magazine has been the team’s game-day program since its inception in 1980 and has strived to exceed the expectations normally associated with a team-based periodical. In August of 2011, the magazine was the first official team publication in American professional sports to dedicate an issue to women. This month’s inaugural Spanish-language issue continues the publication’s dedication to serve its loyal readers in new and engaging ways. The magazine may be purchased online at http://www.yankees.com/publications and http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com or by phone at (800) GO-YANKS (800-469-2657).

“As part of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, we are thrilled to publish the first ever Spanish-language edition of Yankees Magazine,” Yankees Director of Latino Affairs Manuel Garcia said. “Our talented publications department did a phenomenal job on this historic initiative. I am truly proud of their work – and I know our fans will be as well. The Yankees always strive to be at the forefront, and this is yet another example of that tradition.”

Feliciano will sing “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, Sept. 19, during the seventh-inning stretch of the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. game against the Blue Jays. Feliciano, a veteran recording artist of nearly 50 years, has earned Grammy Awards in several categories, including Best New Artist (1969), Contemporary Pop Male Vocalist (1969) and Best Tropical Latin Album for Señor Bachata (2009).

Negron will perform the national anthem prior to the Yankees-Blue Jays game Thursday, Sept. 20, also scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The New Jersey-born and raised singer has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since 1997, earning him several Billboard Award nominations as well as being described by online music service AllMusic as the salsa genre’s “next definitive voice.” In addition, Negron is heavily involved in his community through organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and the American Red Cross.

“Having a music legend such as Jose Feliciano, as well as Grammy-nominated artist Frankie Negron, join us for this year’s celebration is very exciting,” Garcia said. “I am sure our fans will truly enjoy their performances.”

The Yankees will also commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with several on-field ceremonies at the Stadium by highlighting a variety of important platforms. Among them is the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards Friday, Sept. 14, which recognize those who proudly serve the residents of the Bronx in the areas of the arts (El Museo del Barrio), athletics (Bronx YMCA), business (White Rose) and education (RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program).

Winning players from the Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano Youth Baseball Tournaments, which are hosted by the Dominican Sports Foundation of New York, will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 18, and five students from the League of Puerto Rican Women who received scholarships from the Yankees Foundation will be recognized Wednesday, Sept. 19. The celebration will be capped off Saturday, Sept. 22, when http://www.latinobaseball.com presents the 2012 Yankees Latino MVP Award to Rafael Soriano.

Fans can learn more about these events by visiting the team’s official Spanish-language website, http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com, and clicking on the special Hispanic Heritage Month section. While there, fans can also participate in an online sweepstakes for the opportunity to win tickets to the final regular season home game at the Stadium Wednesday, Oct. 3, against the Red Sox.

Yanks contribute to hurricane relief effort

The Yankees will donate $25,000 to support the Gulf Coast region relief efforts associated with Hurricane Isaac. The amount will go to the American Red Cross, which is already working in the affected areas.

“On behalf of the entire New York Yankees organization, we are eager to extend our support to the people of the Gulf Coast region who were affected by Hurricane Isaac,” Yankees general partner Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal said. “The American Red Cross is again answering the call in the face of this disaster, and we are proud to assist in their tireless efforts.”

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