YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There was a huge turnout in Yonkers for an event honoring a victim of gun violence Saturday.
Twenty teams participated in a softball tournament at Cook Field, including police officers, firefighters and members of the community.READ MORE: 2 Women, 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Times Square
The money raised goes to a foundation in his name which helps local students.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Has Area Business Owners Wondering If They Can Stay Afloat Amid Surge In Gun Violence
“Knowing that everybody’s here to have a good time, have fun, get out of the house and be here for my brother, that’s what means a lot to me,” said James Nolan, Michael’s brother.
“You have to come because he was just that kind of person, he would do anything for you whenever you needed something,” coach John Zamora said.
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It’s the first big event in Yonkers since the pandemic started, and organizers say precautions were taken.