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Yankees GM Brian Cashman to support Covenant House's Nationwide "Sleep Out"

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and New York City Football Club Chief Business Officer Tim Pernetti to join more than 750 business, sports and entertainment leaders in nationwide sleep out to support Covenant House youth on Thursday, November 20.

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and New York City Football Club Chief Business Officer Tim Pernetti will sleep on the streets of New York City as they join more than 750 leaders in sports, entertainment and business in a nationwide Sleep Out for homeless youth on Thursday, November 20.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and New York City Football Club Chief Business Officer Tim Pernetti to join more than 750 business, sports and entertainment leaders in nationwide sleep out to support Covenant House youth on Thursday, November 20.

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and New York City Football Club Chief Business Officer Tim Pernetti will sleep on the streets of New York City as they join more than 750 leaders in sports, entertainment and business in a nationwide Sleep Out for homeless youth on Thursday, November 20.

This nationwide movement of solidarity will raise awareness for the plight of kids on the street and will begin in New York with a Candlelight Vigil in Times Square at 6:00 pm at the pedestrian plaza on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets. The Vigil will feature inspirational performances by Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Capathia Jenkins.

"Covenant House is a place where homeless youth not only find a safe place from the streets, but also a place where kids who have had a tough start in life get a second chance," Cashman said. "Covenant House provides job training, education and long-term housing - everything that homeless young people need to turn their lives around."

"There are thousands of homeless youth in New York City, which is difficult to understand," Pernetti added. "Covenant House gives young people a safe place to sleep, a shower and food - all the immediate care that they need when coming in off the streets. The organization then works with each youth on a plan for his or her future. I encourage everyone to sleep out or support one of the sleep out participants on November 20."

"We're honored to have Brian, Tim and all of these selfless sports and business leaders sleeping out as a unified, powerful voice for our kids at Covenant House," said Covenant House President Kevin Ryan. "All of these leaders are selflessly using their amazing gifts to bring hope to the 1,900 kids who are in our shelters each night.

"November 20 will be a night when Brian, Tim, and people who care about kids all across the country will raise candles of hope during a National Candlelight Vigil and then sleep on the streets in solidarity with homeless kids," said Ryan. "No one is saying sleeping out for one night is comparable to what homeless kids go through. But our Vigil and our Sleep Out will raise awareness and funds needed to save the lives of kids who are right now living and dying on our streets. It will be a powerful night of hope for our kids."

Other executives who are sleeping out for the youth at Covenant House include Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman, owners of The Meatball Shop restaurants; Gail Grimmett, Sr., Vice President for Delta Airlines; and employees from the leading luxury home builder, Toll Brothers, who will have Sleep Out teams in Atlantic City, New York, Orlando, and Philadelphia.

 

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