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New York Yankees Home Opener to Unveil Stadium’s New Dining Menu

In celebration of the upcoming baseball season and the New York Yankees home opener on Monday, April 2nd against the Tampa Bay Rays, #HipNJ is featuring the new menu offerings available to all fans at Yankee Stadium! In addition to improving creative ballpark favorites, the stadium continues to provide numerous social gathering spaces on all levels of the stadium for mingling and enjoying a few drinks.

Unique food and beverage options are developed for the purpose of enhancing the fan experience. Some interesting new options include Yankee Stadium Grand Slam Shakes, the vegan Beyond Sausage served on a pretzel roll from the Bareburger Stand, King’s Hawaiian Offerings featuring Kona BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends and Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Kalua Pork Nachos and much more!

Social gathering locations remain the focus of stadium coordinators who have ensured that there is at least one on every level of the stadium. These include the Toyota Terrace overlooking the Yankee bullpen, the Budweiser Party Deck and the Kids Clubhouse. The newest of these spaces is the Blue Point Bleacher Bar that will be the exclusive distributer of NY Pinstripe Pilsner. Blue Point Brewery’s latest master creation, the NY Pinstripe Pilsner combines lime aroma with a crisp taste and is brewed with the Yankee fan in mind.

Anyone can enjoy the new offerings at Yankee stadium thanks to the teams continued effort to supply value-priced tickets for fans hoping to enjoy a game. Pinstripe passes will be available for purchase for just $15 and includes entry for standing room only and one drink (yes this include beer for guests 21 and over). $10 Grandstand level tickets are also available.

Be sure to book your tickets and satisfy your spring baseball fix!  Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com 

Turn 2 Foundation

20th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

Former New York Yankees Captain and shortstop Derek Jeter hosted the 20th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner, presented by Morgan Stanley at Cipriani Wall Street, and #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino was there to talk to the event’s A-list attendees, including Jorge Posada, Dellin Betances, Kathy Ireland and The Captain himself!

During his rookie season in 1996, Jeter established the Turn 2 Foundation to promote healthy lifestyles among youth. The name “Turn 2” is symbolic of the dramatic double play made by infielders during a game. It also represents Jeter’s wish to promote healthy lifestyles among young people and enable them to “Turn 2” his Foundation for guidance and the much needed help to avoid drugs and alcohol.

Many of Jeter’s former teammates joined the hundreds of celebrity guests, sponsors and other supporters for the Turn 2 Foundation’s marquee annual event. Hoda Kotb, co-host on the TODAY show, served as the evening’s emcee and Angie Martinez, Andrew McCutchen and Dave Winfield took part in a panel on The Players’ Tribune. Following the discussion, NE-YO gave an electric musical performance.

The event raised more than $1.4 million for the organization’s youth initiatives. To learn more about the Turn 2 Foundation, check out their website.

Shaun O’Hara on the Shaun O’Hara Foundation

Shaun O’Hara, former NY Giant great, sat down with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss the Shaun O’Hara Foundation, which was set up to help fight cystic fibrosis and other life-threatening diseases.

O’Hara started the foundation in 2009 along with his wife Amy. He states that the foundation wants to “help increase knowledge and education in life-threatening diseases that affect children.” They hoped that after helping to cure cystic fibrosis, their main benefactor, they could then move to another epidemic.

“I got to know a young man named Sean Squires when I was playing,” O’Hara states. He recalls meeting Squires and knowing him for a year before knowing about his battle with cystic fibrosis. This inspired him to learn about the disease and to begin fighting for a cure.

Cystic fibrosis is an orphan disease, meaning it impacts less than 200,000 individuals in our country. “Yet, the orphan disease label comes from the fact that it gets zero federal funding. Our government doesn’t give any money towards research and towards finding a cure.”

He goes on to say, “My wife and I said, this is something we can get behind. Let’s use my name and our contacts to try to make CF stand for Cure Found.”

To learn more about the Shaun O’Hara Foundation, head over to their website.