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Yankees to donate $500,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief

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Love ’em or hate ’em, you have to give the Yankees credit for this much: They always step up with things like this. Here’s the quick announcement from the team.

The New York Yankees today announced they will donate $500,000 to the American Red Cross to support the relief efforts in the Tri-State area associated with Hurricane Sandy.

“The damage and destruction to the Tri-State area caused by Hurricane Sandy is daunting, but we have seen the great resiliency of this region before,” said New York Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. “As a neighbor and community member, the Yankees embrace our role of stepping forward and assisting the American Red Cross, which comes to the aid of so many people through their tireless efforts.”