The Yankees have announced further details about Monday’s trip to the White House, which will kick off a three-day tour of the World Series trophy around the Washington D.C. area. Here’s the release:
On Monday, April 26, President Obama will welcome the World Series Champion New York Yankees to the White House at 3:00 p.m. to honor their 2009 season (please note that times are subject to change).
The Yankees will be welcomed on the South Portico or East Room (rain site). Open Press (Pre-set 2:00 p.m. – Final Gather 2:30 p.m. – North Doors of the Palm Room).
Prior to visiting the First Family, Yankees players, coaches and executives — including Managing General Partner/Co-Chairperson Hal Steinbrenner, General Partner/Vice-Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, President Randy Levine, Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost, General Manager Brian Cashman and Assistant General Manager Jean Afterman — will take the 2009 World Series trophy on a visit to see wounded warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center and the Malone House (a long-term rehabilitation home for wounded warriors located on campus near Walter Reed).
The championship trophy tour will continue the next day on Tuesday, April 27, when the 2009 World Series trophy will make its way around to distinguished locations in Washington, D.C. In the morning, Yankees staff members will transport the trophy to the office of Dan Rosenblatt, Executive Director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a non-profit organization that represents 20,000 police executives in over 89 countries.
On Tuesday afternoon, the trophy will be welcomed by Supreme Court Justice and Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor, followed by lunch in the United States Senate Dining Room with wounded warriors and U.S. senators. That night, the Yankees will invite 20 wounded veterans—10 from from Walter Reed and 10 from Bethesda Naval Hospital—as their guests for an on-field visit during batting practice prior to their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.
The following day, Wednesday, April 28, select Yankees players are scheduled to join the 2009 World Series trophy for a visit to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Later that afternoon, the trophy will be on display at a Pentagon luncheon followed by a tour through the Pentagon offices.