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PitCCh In Foundation

PitCCh In Foundation Celebrity Softball Game

New York athletes across all sports recently came together for a celebrity softball game at Yankees Stadium to support Bergen County power couple Amber and CC Sabathia‘s Pitcch In Foundation. 

This foundation enriches the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. It is located in the New York Tri-state area and also Northern California.

The jam-packed rosters featured over 70 A-list names, including: Victor Cruz, Mariano Rivera, Action Bronson, Sharlee Jeter, Tiki Barber among others. Hollywood power couple Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez also popped in to say hello from the Yankees’ dugout!

Furthermore CC, a 2009 New York Yankees World Series Champion, discussed how the event was a dream come true. In fact, he said, “I always told [my wife] Amber that I’ve wanted to do a rockin’ softball game, but I never thought it would turn out like this.”

 #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke to some of the game’s participants on the pregame red carpet. This included: current Bronx Bomber Didi Gregorius; Yankees legend Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura; retired stars Johnny Damon and Carlos Beltran (New York Yankees). In addition, she spoke to Willie Colon (New York Jets); Chris Canty (New York Giants); Charles Oakley and Amar’e Stoudemire (New York Knicks).  Finally, she spoke with the man of the hour himself, CC Sabathia. Mitchell Modell of Modell’s Sporting Goods and Ralph Scamardella of Tao Group were among the supporters.

Watch the video, and learn how you can support the Pitcch In Foundation by visiting Pitcch.org.

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 

Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner

Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner

On May 12th, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center hosted over three hundred Museum supporters at New York City’s Plaza Hotel for the Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner. The evening, which was held on the beloved Montclair figure’s would be-92nd birthday, saluted individuals who embody the qualities that made the New York Yankees icon an American treasure. 

“Although Yogi is no longer with us, the values he lived by are more important today than ever,” says Eve Schaenen, Executive Director of the Yogi Berra Museum. “All proceeds from this awards dinner will support the work we’re doing at the Museum to sustain Yogi’s legacy and the ideals he lived by his entire life, both on and off the field.”

Boomer Esiason, Lou Lamoriello and Robert Wahl awarding the inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Humanitarian Award to the McMullen Family Foundation.

The Museum presented the inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Humanitarian Award to the McMullen Family Foundation for their philanthropic leadership and commitment to community.

The first Yogi Berra Museum Teammate Award went to legendary Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry, Yogi’s close companion and mentee.

The first Yogi Berra Museum Service Award went to NFL stars Devin and Jason McCourty for their charitable initiatives.

The Museum also awarded the first Carmen Berra Award to Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, General Partner and Vice Chair of the New York Yankees.

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan opened the evening’s program with an invocation. Then the night’s all-star emcees took over: former NFL quarterback and current football analyst Boomer Esiason; and the star of the television comedy series Arliss, Robert Wuhl. The evening concluded with a performance by Jersey Shore mainstays Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, who were joined on stage by Yankee great – and great musician – Bernie Williams! 

The event co-chairs were Lou Lamoriello and Finn Wentworth.

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a nonprofit sports education organization on the campus of Montclair State (NJ) University. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote the values of perseverance, respect, sportsmanship and excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse, sports-based educational exhibits and programs. For additional information, please visit YogiBerraMuseum.org.