Yankees HOPE Week

Former Yankee Bernie Williams plays guitar at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital on June 19, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Yankees HOPE Week: Team Honors Group That Brings Music To Hospitals

As part of the Yankees’ HOPE Week — which recognizes people and groups that make a difference in their communities — the team honored Musicians On Call, a volunteer group that brings music to hospital patients nationwide.

06/19/2014

Derek Jeter takes suit measurements for a man on June 17, 2014, as the Yankees honored the group Career Gear. (Credit: Yankees)

Yankees HOPE Week: Team Honors Manhattan Group Providing Interview Suits To Low-Income Men

As part of the team’s annual HOPE Week — which recognizes people and groups that make a difference in their communities — the Yankees honored Career Gear.

06/17/2014

Past Yankees HOPE Week honorees return for a luncheon aboard the Intrepid on June 16, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mariano Rivera, David Cone Return For Yankees’ HOPE Week

HOPE Week — which stands for “Helping Others Persevere and Excel” honors five people each year for making a difference in their communities by surprising them with a day celebrating their accomplishments.

06/16/2014

Kirk Smalley gives speech during Yankees HOPE Week (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man On Mission To End Bullying Honored On Final Day Of Yankees 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.

07/12/2013

Non-profit group Birthday Wishes, which provides birthday parties for homeless children, was honored as part of Yankees HOPE Week. (credit: Annabel Lau)

Group That Hosts Birthday Parties For Homeless Kids Honored In Yankees HOPE Week

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.

07/11/2013

Shawn Kelley, Ichiro Suzuki, Jennie Steinbrenner, Pedro Rosario and Brett Gardner (L-R) pose with one of the dogs at the New Beginning Animal Rescue in the Bronx. Founder Pedro Rosario was honored during Yankees HOPE Week. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Founder Of No-Kill Animal Shelter In The Bronx Honored During Yankees HOPE Week

Yankees players Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner and Shawn Kelley surprised Pedro Rosario as they hauled large bags of pet food into the shelter.

07/10/2013

Members of the New York Yankees with Autumn Blinn, 10 (center). Blinn was honored during Yankees HOPE Week. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

10-Year-Old Honored By Yankees During HOPE Week

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.

07/09/2013