Do Yankees fans care about the Pinstripe Bowl? I get the feeling that the fan base is mostly indifferent, but still thinks it’s kind of cool that a bowl game will be played at Yankee Stadium. I’ve tried not to go heavy on Pinstripe Bowl updates, but when the days get slow like this, I figure I might as well throw in a few bowl game updates. So, here ya go, three Pinstripe Bowl notes passed along by the Yankees the past few days. We’ll start with good work by the Yankees once again reaching out to the community.
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl today donated over 6,000 tickets to New York City-based charitable and community groups for the inaugural bowl game to be played on December 30, 2010, at Yankee Stadium.
Thanks to donations from the New York Yankees, Goldman Sachs, the Big 12, the Big East, Ken Langone and Fresco by Scotto, members of the community groups will be able to be a part of history at the first-ever bowl game in the current Yankee Stadium, which also marks the first college football bowl game in New York City in nearly 50 years.
At an event this morning at the restaurant Fresco by Scotto in Manhattan, New York Yankees President Randy Levine and Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost presented representatives from the following groups with donated tickets to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Bronx Colts, NYC Park and Recreation, Bronx Community Boards (1-12), Police Athletic League, Bronx YMCA, Public School Athletic League, Highbridge Community Life Center, Renaissance EMS, Highbridge Voices, Scan New York, Junior Achievement, Sports Buddies, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, Urban Assembly for Careers in Sports, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Wounded Warriors, and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
On Tuesday, December 28, players, coaches and university staff participating in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl will visit the NYSE to showcase their respective universities to the New York metropolitan area. To highlight this special occasion, Randy Levine, New Era Pinstripe Bowl President and New York Yankees President, joined by Chris Koch, New Era Chief Executive Officer, will ring the Opening Bell.
Cast members from the Broadway musical Rock of Ages will perform at halftime of the bowl game. The cast will sing three songs: “Here I Go Again,” “Wanted (Dead or Alive)” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”