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Proceeds will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, the NYC PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, and the families of fallen NYPD officers Brian Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Among the announced participants:
— Hall of Fame Yankees manager Joe Torre
— Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
— N.J. Governor Chris Christie
— N.Y. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan
— N.Y. Jets head coach Todd Bowles
— Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan
— St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin
— Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher
— N.Y. Jets wide receiver Eric Decker
— N.Y. Giants punter Steve WeatherfordREAD MORE: Exclusive Video: Good Samaritans Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man Who Somehow Fell On Union Square Subway Tracks
— Former Yankees pitcher Doc Gooden
— Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Sarah Hughes
— Former Pro Wrestling Personality/Former World Champion Taz
— Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee
— Four-time MLB All-Star reliever John Franco
— Former N.Y. Knicks guard John Starks
— Former Syracuse/N.Y. Knicks forward John Wallace
— Former N.Y. Knicks forward Anthony Bonner
— Former Yankees outfielder and recent Monument Park inductee Bernie Williams
— Former Yankees pitcher Jeff Nelson
— CBS 2 anchors Kristine Johnson and Chris Wragge
The Yankees have donated the use of their stadium for the special 8 p.m. game, which will be broadcast live on WFAN.
“When you realize what they do so that we can walk around this city feeling comfortable and not being concerned, they put those badges on every day and go out there, and it’s their lives that are at stake, not ours,” Yankees COO Lonn Trost told Boomer & Carton last week. “George Steinbrenner realized this as early as 1982, when he formed the Silver Shield Foundation, which takes care of the education for fallen police officers and firemen in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and state troopers.”MORE NEWS: Broadway Returns After Nearly 17-Month Shutdown With 1st Performances Of 'Pass Over'