Yankees News: Yankees and WFAN To Host Charity Softball Game For NYPD Families


George Steinbrenner, for everything you can say about him was a caring guy. He cared about people especially those in the NYPD. The Steinbrenner’s created the Silver Shield Foundation to help the children of slain NYPD officers go to college. With the recent murder of NYPD officers Brian Moore, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the Yankees and WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton are going to help.

On June 3rd, the Yankees and Boomer and Carton will host a celebrity softball game. Proceeds are going to the families of those officers along with the Silver Shield Foundation and the PBA Widow’s and Children’s Fund.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here. When you purchase a ticket, you get a complementary Grandstand or Bleachers ticket or a half-price ticket to select seating areas.

Joe Torre, John Franco and Dwight Gooden are among the celebrities, athletes and coaches who are scheduled to participate in the game along with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Here’s what COO Lonn Trost said to Boomer and Carton.

"“When you realize what they do so that we can walk around this city feeling comfortable and not being concerned, they put those badges on every day and go out there, and it’s their lives that are at stake, not ours,” Yankees COO Lonn Trost told Boomer & Carton last week. “George Steinbrenner realized this as early as 1982, when he formed the Silver Shield Foundation, which takes care of the education for fallen police officers and firemen in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and state troopers.”"

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