NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Yankees wrapped up HOPE Week on Friday by hosting hundreds of children for a talk on the dangers of bullying from a father who knows them all too well.
Kirk Smalley of Oklahoma gave an impassioned speech at Yankee Stadium on Friday. His son Ty was a bullying victim and committed suicide at the age of 11.
“I promised Ty that I will stop bullying in our world. I don’t break promises to my kid. But I need your help,” Smalley emotionally told the hundreds of schoolchildren gathered.