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NEW YORK (WFAN) — Last month, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton promised to put something big together for the NYPD after officer Brian Moore was killed in the line of duty, the third such tragedy in five months.
The “Boomer & Carton” co-hosts, with a massive assist from the Yankees, will see it through Wednesday night, when more than 16,000 fans pack the stands in the Bronx to show their appreciation for New York’s Finest.
“Thank you,” Captain Mark Iocco said ahead of the “True Blue” celebrity softball game, which will be broadcast live on WFAN. “You guys put this together. It’s a total honor for us. We’re truly humbled to see who’s involved, and when I hear the names that you guys are announcing, it’s truly an honor. This is going to be a great game, it’s a great cause, there’s going to be a lot of emotion tonight. But as far as playing — we’re ready.”
General admission is $12 and will include a voucher for a future Yankees game. (For tickets, CLICK HERE.) Proceeds will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, the NYC PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, and the families of slain officers Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. The use of Yankee Stadium was donated by the Bombers, Modell’s will be supplying the equipment, and Carton said half of the concession revenue will also go to the cause.
Every participant will wear a jersey with patches above the heart for the three fallen officers.
“I put it on this morning and I got an incredible sense of pride about what’s going on tonight,” Esiason said. “The three families of the fallen officers, the slain officers, here in New York will be there representing their lost love ones. I can’t imagine how emotional this is going to be tonight, and how great it’s going to be.”