Quai Jefferson thought he was being honored for his athletic accomplishments, but the two-sport star athlete at St. Joe’s of Montvale got more than he ever expected on the final day of HOPE Week.
Kirk Smalley of Oklahoma gave an impassioned speech to hundreds of schoolchildren at Yankee Stadium on Friday. His son Ty was a bullying victim and committed suicide at the age of 11.
There was cake, candy and presents for each of the kids at the party. The kids got a tour of the Yankees dugout and the field.
Yankees players Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner and Shawn Kelley surprised Pedro Rosario as they hauled large bags of pet food into the shelter.
Autumn Blinn, 10, of Rome, N.Y. got the surprise of her life when a bunch of Bronx Bombers turned out to honor her. So far, Blinn said she’s made more than 300 pillows for her “Pillows Of Love” project.
Some New York Yankees stopped by the Rockaways Monday, to praise one church that pitched in to help another affected by superstorm Sandy.
Friday was the final day of HOPE Week, the New York Yankees’ annual week-long effort to reach out to the community, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
The New York Yankees are continuing HOPE Week, their annual effort reach out to New York City area communities, and they got a little help on Thursday, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
Little Andy Fass of Hamilton has a form of albinism that has left him legally blind. But a chance encounter in April gave Andy a chance to see himself in a new light.
HOPE Week, the New York Yankees’ annual team effort to get out and help local communities, continued Tuesday in Queens.
“For five straight days, we go out into our community and we try and recognize and celebrate some pretty powerful and inspiring stories,” team spokesman Jason Zillo told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.
At 18-months-old John Lahutsky was declared incurable with cerebral palsy and didn’t see the outside of a Russian orphanage for years.
On Staten Island, a young woman is not letting her serious conditions hold her back from helping those in need, and now the Bronx Bombers have come to help her.
The New York Yankees may have lost to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, but some kids from Haiti who lost just about everything were big winners as HOPE Week continued.
In the middle of HOPE Week, Phil Hughes gave the Yankees a little more hope as they get closer to the trading deadline.