NEW YORK (WFAN) — It was much more than a game — or four of them.
More than 17,000 fans showed up to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night to show their appreciation for the NYPD and honor fallen officers Brian Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
The “True Blue” celebrity softball game, organized by WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, had a big-league atmosphere and raised big-time funds for the families of New York’s Finest.
“I am honored to speak for my generation,” said Savannah Solis, a 10-year-old from Tyler, Texas, who made hundreds of thank-you cards after Liu and Ramos were killed in December. “My goal is to tell as many police officers as I can that I love them.”
Proceeds from the game — “hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Carton said Thursday morning — will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, the NYC PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, and the families of Moore, Ramos and Liu. Use of the Stadium came free of charge, courtesy of the Yankees, and half the concession revenue was donated toward the cause.