Truth is, the Yankees are good about things like this. You see plenty of individual players getting themselves heavily involved in philanthropic organizations, on Thursday night Brian Cashman slept outside to promote relief for young victims of homelessness, and the organization as a whole does multiple events like the ones listed here. The Yankees sent a schedule of some of their holiday season plans. Here are some of the highlights.
• On Wednesday, November 23, the Yankees and Legends Hospitality will provide a Thanksgiving meal for approximately 200 local residents at the Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network (SCAN). Located in the Bronx, SCAN has provided support to thousands of New York City-based at-risk families since 1977.
• On Thursday, December 8, the Yankees will partner with Community Board 4 (CB4) to host the 2011 4 + 44 Awards Ceremony at Yankee Stadium in the Delta SKY360 Suite. During the event, local police officers will be recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of CB4 residents.
• On Wednesday, December 14, the Yankees, along with White Rose and members of the Bronx clergy, will hold their 18th annual Holiday Food Drive from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Non-perishable food will be accepted at Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2. Fans who donate at least 30 pounds will receive a voucher good for two tickets to a designated Yankees home game in 2012. Last year, more than 105,000 lbs. of food was collected and distributed to families in need throughout the Bronx.
• Yankee Stadium will once again transform into the North Pole on Friday, December 16, when the Great Hall plays host to the 2011 Winter Wonderland. This event, held in conjunction with the Bronx Borough President’s Office, will treat several thousand local youth to a holiday extravaganza complete with holiday decorations, festive music, food and drink, as well as a holiday gift for each child in attendance. Approximately 5,000 local children enjoyed last year’s event.
• The Yankees will host the 2011 Public School Athletic League (PSAL) Varsity City Championship Football game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, December 6, at 5:00 p.m. Last year, approximately 6,000 fans were in attendance to witness Fort Hamilton and Lincoln High School compete for the City Championship.
• On December 20, the 2011 MVP Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony will take place at Yankee Stadium. The night will honor 11 scholar-athletes from each of the five boroughs of New York City and will recognize these individuals for their outstanding academic and athletic achievements. In addition, the 55 scholar-athletes will be recognized on field during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on December 30.