Tonight at the stadium, the Yankees and Nike are teaming up to support the Jorge Posada Foundation. Here’s the press release from the team.
The New York Yankees will host a fundraising event for the Jorge Posada Foundation on Tuesday, September 7, at Yankee Stadium when the Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles (first pitch at 7:05 p.m.). Jorge’s wife, Laura, will be on hand from 5:00.-8:00 p.m. in the H&R Block Suite Lounge to launch the “Hip, Hip, Jorge – 1,000 RBI” T-shirt, designed by Nike to celebrate the Yankees catcher surpassing the milestone on July 23, 2010.
The ceremonial T-shirts will retail for $20 and will be on sale exclusively at Yankee Stadium team stores and Modell’s Sporting Goods, with 100 percent of the net proceeds to benefit the Jorge Posada Foundation. In addition, to kick off Tuesday’s T-shirt launch, Nike will present the foundation with a $5,000 check, and has pledged to donate all the money from the sale of the first 200 shirts sold on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium to the Jorge Posada Foundation.
“We are very appreciative of the Yankees and Nike for supporting The Jorge Posada Foundation,” said Jorge and Laura Posada. “This event will provide support to families and children who are affected by the medical condition of craniosynostosis, a birth defect that causes an abnormally shaped skull. It is something near and dear to our hearts.”
The Jorge Posada Foundation is a non-profit organization established by the New York Yankees’ All-Star Catcher, Jorge Posada, and his wife, Laura. Their son, Jorge Luis, was diagnosed with craniosynostosis when he was just 10 days old and has undergone eight major surgeries to correct the condition. The Posada Family strongly believes that they were touched by craniosynostosis so that they could make a difference in the lives of others dealing with this condition.