You may remember the post we had last week about John Challis, the terminally ill young man from Pennsylvania who visited the Yankees at PNC Park.
Well, the 18-year-old and his father wanted to visit the Stadium and already had plane tickets. When the Yankees found out, they got him a seat in the owner’s box on Tuesday night. Alex Rodriguez then arranged to meet with John and his dad at his apartment in Manhattan and drive them to the game.
“It was awesome,” Challis told reporters. “It was cool that somebody that big took time out of his busy schedule to take me for a ride to the ballpark.”
Great job by Alex and the Yankees to make this happen. Media relations guy Jason Zillo had a big hand in it.