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Yankees auctioning Opening Day jerseys for Sandy Hook benefit

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 19, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

First a quick reminder that Dave Robertson is still in a fund-raising challenge with — you know who — Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster.

Robertson is raising money for High Socks for Hope to benefit natural disaster victims, and if you donate through Power of 2 you’ll have the chance to win some Yankees prizes. Go here to donate and get involved.

Also, from the Yankees…

image004The New York Yankees announced that 34 authenticated jerseys worn by every player and coach from this season’s Opening Day at Yankee Stadium will be available in a live auction at

All proceeds from the sale of the jerseys will benefit the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program.

On each pinstriped, home jersey is a patch located above the interlocking NY featuring the official seal of Newtown, Connecticut, along with a black memorial ribbon and 26 stars, signifying one for every victim, lining each side of the patch.

The auction will go live at beginning on Friday, August 16 at noon and end on Sunday, August 25 at 9:00 p.m.

The Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program was setup by an act of the Connecticut legislature in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is administered by the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Office of Victim Services (OVS) and provides immediate financial help for emergency responders, medical and mental health professionals, and Sandy Hook Elementary School employees who suffered a mental or emotional impairment because of the Sandy Hook Elementary School crisis.




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