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HOPE Week honors Tuesday’s Children

Mariano Rivera, Curtis Granderson, Phil Hughes, Cory Wade and Steve Garrison along with former Yankees manager Joe Torre honored Tuesday’s Children by surprising them Tuesday at the Beekman Beach Club at the South Street Seaport for lunch, games and a ride on the Delta Baseball Water Taxi.

The boat ride took them past the Statue of Liberty and on to Yankee Stadium where the recipients were the team’s special guests for the game against the Mariners. The event was a continuation of HOPE Week.

Tuesday’s Children was founded in the year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to promote healing and recovery. The organization established a unique mentoring program. Serving greater New York’s tri-state region, its mentorship program supports relationships between affected children and adult role models who themselves have lost family through tragic circumstances. More than 175 children have participated in the program, including 50 who are currently part of active mentoring relationships.

The relationships support the emotional and social growth as mentors share coping skills and act as a shoulder to lean on. The pairs meet at least twice a month. The get-togethers are informal, involving anything from going to the movies, playing at a park or just hanging out in the house.

During Tuesday’s beach party, Keith Pryde of Middletown, N.Y., was honored as Tuesday’s Children’s “Mentor of the Year.” He was matched with Robert 10, in February 2008. One year earlier, Keith lost his sister in the April 2007 Virginia Tech campus shootings. His mentee, Robert, was born a month before his father, a foreign exchange broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, was killed Sept. 11. Keith and his fiancée, Rebecca, are engaged to be married in September 2012, with Robert set to serve as their ring bearer.

Yanks celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Emilio Estefan, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the Yankees’ game against the Rays Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium as part of the team’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Instrumental in the development and success of various well-known Latin music artists, such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, Estefan has been nominated for more than 30 Grammy Awards and won 19 times.

The CEO and founder of Estefan Enterprises, an entertainment empire dedicated to various business ventures including music publishing, artist management, and film production, Estefan has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been recognized and honored by various U.S. presidents and has produced many historical musical events at the White House.  
“Emilio Estefan is a wonderful American success story, and we are proud to have him in our home for Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Manuel Garca, Yankees Director of Latino Affairs. “As the premier figure in the world of Latin music and entertainment, his extraordinary accomplishments both in business and in the community clearly mirror those of the New York Yankees.”
In addition to the ceremonial first pitch, the Yankees are proud to once again provide a multi-platform initiative during the month of September to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The September issue of Yankees Magazine, the team’s official game program, contains a feature article on the organization’s Venezuelan catching prospect, Jesus Montero.

On Friday, NYY Steak will feature a Salsa night.

The Yankees will join corporate partners AT&T at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sunday at the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, in a Taxi Health Fair Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Washington Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan.
Earlier this month, the Yankees kicked off the festivities with various events, including on-field ceremonies such as the team’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards, which recognizes those who serve Bronx residents.
Fans that follow the Yankees on their Spanish-language Web site,, can check out these events in the special Hispanic Heritage Month section and participate in an online sweepstakes for the opportunity to win tickets to the final regular season home game at the Stadium Sunday, Sept. 26, against the Red Sox.