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Curtis Granderson, who is recuperating from a fractured right forearm sustained in the first game of spring training, will appear at a Jackie Robinson Tribute Program at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn Monday as part of his Grand Kids Foundation (GKF) series of programs.
Lincoln High sustained significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. GKF has donated a new scoreboard and wind screens for the outdoor athletic fields. Following a ceremony at the school, Granderson will accompany student athletes to a screening of the new movie, 42, about Jackie Robinson’s breaking baseball’s color barrier.
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.
The Yankees have begun collecting donated items from the public at Yankee Stadium for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. As items are received, the Yankees will immediately deliver and distribute them on an ongoing basis.
Individuals are encouraged to bring the non-perishable food and household items listed below to Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance at any time through the end of the week. Gate 2, located at 164th Street and Jerome Avenue, will be staffed 24-hours-a-day to receive donations.
“Even though a week has passed, the tragedy of the hurricane endures for many residents of the metropolitan area,” Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost said. “In addition to the many loved ones who were lost, people have been left without homes, food and the basic necessities. We hope our efforts support and show solidarity with those who are bravely dealing with heartbreaking circumstances.”
Recommended items for donation include:
• baby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)
• baby clothes and blankets
• baby food (jarred or canned)
• baby powder
• diapers and wipes
• dish soap
• disinfectant wipes and bleach
• heavy duty trash bags
• latex gloves
• laundry detergent
• mops, brooms and shovels
• spray-bottled cleaners
• work gloves
CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD
• blankets and pillows
• coats, sweaters and other warm winter clothing for all ages
• hats, scarves and gloves for all ages
• raincoats and rain ponchos
• work boots and rubberized boots
FOOD (NON-PERISHABLE ONLY)
• bottled water
• boxed/non-refrigerated milk
• canned fruits
• canned tuna fish
• granola bars and energy bars
• instant coffee and tea bags
• instant soups
• packaged snacks or cookies
• peanut butter and jelly
• batteries – especially “D”
• disposable cameras
• face/dust masks
• gas containers (only government-approved “red” containers)
• hand and foot warmers
• masking tape and marking pens
• power strips and extension cords
• feminine hygiene products
• hand sanitizers
• razors and shaving cream
• shampoo and conditioner
• soaps (bar or liquid)
• toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash
• adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, gauze and tape
• acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen
• rubbing alcohol and peroxide
• can openers (manual only)
• disposable dinnerware (cups, plates, and plastic utensils)
• napkins and paper towels
• toilet paper
• dry dog or cat food (no cans)
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.”