The New York Yankees are committed to supporting community-based organizations that provide positive recreational outlets for New York City youth.
The New York Yankees teamed up with the Bronx Borough President's Office to host the 2016 Bronx Borough President's Cup Championship Baseball Game on Tuesday, August 9 at Yankee Stadium featuring the Grand Slam Little League and Rolando Paulino Little League. Bronx Little League teams were invited to identify players who excelled on the baseball diamond and in the classroom and they were provided with the opportunity to compete in the Bronx Borough President's Cup Tournament. Several hundred fans were in attendance for the game to recognize the achievements of the student-athletes and witness Grand Slam Little League win the 2016 trophy.
On an annual basis, the New York Yankees partner with The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to host the Pinewood Derby City Finals in Yankee Stadium's Great Hall. The Pinewood Derby is a contest where Scouts design and race homemade wooden racecars down a 45-foot aluminum track. On Saturday, June 11, family members and friends from all five boroughs attended to watch local youth compete in the competition. In addition, the New York Yankees provided the BSA with complimentary tickets to attend that evening's Yankees game.
The New York Yankees partnered with the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) to host the PSAL's Baseball Championship Games at Yankee Stadium on Monday, June 13. Approximately 7,500 tickets were distributed to fans as Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Bayside High School competed in the AA Championship Game, and Tottenville High School and Midwood High School Trojans competed in the AAA Championship Game.
The Yankees and Modell's Sporting Goods are committed to providing local youth with the opportunity to participate in positive recreational and social outlets. In pursuit of this commitment, on a monthly basis, the Yankees and Modell's Sporting Goods teamed-up to enhance Physical Education programs in New York City Public Schools by providing local schools with the funds required to purchase much needed sporting and recreational equipment for students.
In association with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the New York Yankees invited local youth from the Bronx Colts Youth Football and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club to participate in a Clinic and Pep Talk hosted by Pitt Coach Chris LaSala on field at Yankee Stadium. Coach LaSala inspired young football players, stressing the importance of being a well-rounded scholar athlete. Following the coach's talk, all participating youth practiced alongside Pitt players, proudly wearing the paraphernalia given to them from the team. The day concluded recapping the day's festivities over lunch.
In association with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the Yankees, Nike and the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) teamed up to host the 2016 PSAL Football City Championship Game at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 2 2016, pitting the Curtis Warriors and the Erasmus Hall High School Dutchmen against each other. Thousands of fans were in attendance to witness Curtis defeat of Erasmus, 24-21, in an exciting game.