To celebrate his 19th and final season, CC Sabathia will host 52 youth from local Boys & Girls Clubs at Yankee games in each American League city this season, as well as one National League series. Groups will be invited to the first game of the last away series with
To celebrate his 19th and final season, CC Sabathia will host 52 youth from local Boys & Girls Clubs at Yankee games in each American League city this season, as well as one National League series. Groups will be invited to the first game of the last away series with all American League opponents, as well as at Oracle Park in San Francisco on April 26th, as a nod to Sabathia's Bay Area roots.
Growing up in Vallejo, Calif., the Boys & Girls Club offered Sabathia a safe place to go after school. The Club also provided him the opportunity to attend his first Major League Baseball game and to meet his hero, Oakland A's pitcher Dave Stewart. To show his gratitude to the organization and mentor children much like his former self, Sabathia and his wife Amber partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, hosting a myriad of events throughout his career, such as holiday parties, baseball clinics and career panels.
"The Boys & Girls Club was a huge part of my life growing up and a major influence on where I am today," said Sabathia. "So many people at the organization touched my life and I'm excited to have them be a part of my final season. I hope by doing this that my legacy will inspire a new generation of youth to be unstoppable!"
The PitCCh In Foundation, which Sabathia and his wife Amber founded in 2008 enrich the lives of inner-city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities, will fund the season long program, providing transportation, tickets to the game, food vouchers, custom shirts and an on-field meet & greet with the World Champion and six-time All-Star.
Please see below for a complete list of games and markets Sabathia will host Boys & Girls Clubs members. Follow Sabathia's final season with the hashtag the #LegaCCy Season on social media.
April 26 - San Francisco Giants*
May 24 - Kansas City Royals
June 7 - Cleveland Indians
June 13 - Chicago White Sox
July 22 - Minnesota Twins
August 5 - Baltimore Orioles
August 20 - Oakland Athletics
August 23 - Los Angeles Angels
August 26 - Seattle Mariners
September 6 - Boston Red Sox
September 10 - Detroit Tigers
September 13 - Toronto Blue Jays
September 22 - New York Yankees (Last Yankees home game)
September 24 - Tampa Bay Rays
September 27 - Texas Rangers
*Indicates National League Game
About the PitCCh In Foundation:
The PitCCh In Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber. The foundation's mission is to enrich the lives of inner-city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities in the New York Tri-State area and Northern California. The foundation showcases three signature programs that provide young people
with the tools to be successful in school and on the field: All Star Baseball Clinic, Youth Backpack Program and Baseball Field Renovations. For more information on the PitCCh In Foundation, visit www.PItCCh.org or follow on Twitter and Instagram @PitCChInFdn, @CC_Sabathia, @AmberSabathia and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PitCChInFdn.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America:
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military
families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.