Yankees Centerfielder holds first annual Grand Kids Foundation Awards Ceremony
Although Curtis Granderson is on the 60-day DL, the Pinstripes' centerfielder was back in the Big Apple Monday afternoon and looking happier than ever. That’s because the three-time All Star held an inaugural celebration for his Grand Kids foundation at the STK Midtown Steakhouse in Manhattan.
Granderson, who spent the morning at the MLB Fan Fest, biked over to the midtown restaurant from Javits Center with former teammate and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Chris Dickerson. Dickerson was one of the notable attendees of the luncheon along with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull.
The 32 year-old began Grand Kids back in 2007 while he was still a member of the Detroit Tigers. Since, the foundation has worked to improve educational opportunities nationwide and re-establish baseball leagues for inner-city youth. In fact, Granderson recently took an entire group of Brooklyn high school students to see the premiere of the movie 42.
The Yankees outfielder told the media that he hopes to return to the field soon as he continues his rehab assignment in Tampa Bay later this week. Granderson has not played a game since May 24th and has just one home run this season after hitting a whopping 43 dingers last season.
Listen below to my interview with Curtis Granderson about his foundation’s awards ceremony, his rehabilitation and his analysis of the Bronx Bombers season at the midway point.