Friday, April 15, 2011

Charity Fund Raiser Dinner

Rivera, Gossage, Berra, Jackson Among Stars To Assist Abandoned Teens at Benefit May 9

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 -- Charity-minded Yankees stars of past and present, including the likes of Mariano Rivera, Goose Gossage, Yogi Berra and Reggie Jackson are among the New York athletes scheduled help raise funds for the Evelyn Sachs Steiner Home for Girls at a benefit at The Clubhouse Grill (formerly Mo's New York Grill) on Monday night, May 9, at 7 p.m. in New Rochelle, N.Y.

In addition to the stars above, Steiner Sports founder Brandon Steiner has recruited many other New York sports greats for the lineup. Other baseball players expected to attend are Brett Gardner, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Bobby Richardson and Paul Blair.

Hockey Hall of Fame Rangers Brian Leetch and Mike Richter, former New York Knicks Allan Houston, John Starks, and Anthony Mason and ex-Rangers winger Adam Graves also plan to be in attendance.

Tickets for the cause cost $500 and include dinner, open bar, and a special auction with unusual items. All proceeds from the tickets will be donated to the Evelyn Sachs Steiner Home for Girls. Fans wishing to donate can send a check to the address below or call 914-307-1030 and give a credit card. The check should be made out to Family Services of Westchester.

Steiner Sports Memorabilia, Inc.
Attn: Brandon Steiner
145 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801

About Family Services of Westchester
Family Services of Westchester's Youth Residences give a chance in life to teens who might otherwise not have a chance. Boys and girls come to us deeply troubled, having suffered hurtful neglect and abuse or serious conflict with their parents. Many have been abandoned and have never experienced what most of us take for granted: a stable and secure home. They are often ready to turn their backs on a world that has rejected them. They leave our care, almost always knowing that the world can be harsh, but there are people on whom they can depend. They learn ways to cope, to tap into their strengths, to rise above, and to find hope and joy in becoming creative, contributing members of society.

The Girls Residence on Davis Avenue houses 8 young women. This youth residence provides support for teens in crisis and gives the youth - ages 13 to 21 -- a safe and nurturing environment in which to live while they are completing their schooling. Here, with the support of house parents, tutoring and a full range of supportive services, these youth are able benefit from what other children have in their natural homes: a caring environment that enables them to learn and grow; a safe haven that provides guidelines for interaction with their peers, their teachers, their employers and community at large.

About Steiner Sports
Established in 1987 by founder and CEO Brandon Steiner, Steiner Sports has been a leader in sports memorabilia and sports marketing for over two decades. Originally focused on procuring athletes for endorsements and speaking engagements, the company has evolved into the world's foremost provider of authenticated, hand-signed and game-used sports collectibles. Steiner Sports enjoys working relationships with many of the top athletes in sports today, and holds partnerships with Madison Square Garden, the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys and Syracuse, Notre Dame and Alabama Universities on the collegiate level. Steiner Sports is located in New Rochelle, NY.


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

There is nothing funny about this. You guys are slipping.

Rich Mahogany said...

In related news, Brian Cashman announced that the Yankees are committed to raising funds for abused relief pitchers. "These guys get overworked year after year," said an impassioned Cashman, fighting back tears. "Feliciano, the Mets tortured him. His arm was just destroyed. Soriano, the poor guy has battled injury after injury. Giving him $35 million was the least we could do. Right now we're raising ticket prices so we can sign every reliever who ever pitched for Joe Torre."

Without the Yankees, explained Cashman, abused relief pitchers might otherwise not have a chance to collect millions of dollars so they can pitch a few dozen innings, or possibly spend the entire season recovering from major surgery.

"If we had picked up Marte's one-year option, sure, we would have paid him $6 million. But what would have happened next, after a year when he never threw a pitch? He would have been thrown to the wolves. Now he has the security of a 3-year deal and will be able to come back on his own terms."

Cashman is proud of his organization's history of giving back to the community by handing out tens of millions of dollars to abused relief pitchers, but he admits the Yankees aren't batting 1.000 in its charity work.

"My biggest regret? That we couldn't give Mark Prior a major league deal. It's rough down there in the minors. At least another charity, the Detroit Tigers, were able to take care of Joaquin Benoit."