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Hope Week

Yankee Players Enjoy “Special” Day at Rockaway Beach

Bronx Bombers go from competing against professional athletes to playing with Special Olympians



In 1996, Joe Featherston, a physical education teacher at Benjamin Cardozo High School, was approached by a group of parents with special needs children to see if he would be willing to help coach mentally disabled individuals in the Rockaway community.

Big Andy, Little Andy, and the Gift of Hope

Yankees Give Young Fan a Shining Day

For many New York Yankees fans, getting a chance to meet the players, throwing out the first pitch at a game, and having the team throw a party just for you would all be bucket list items; once in a lifetime opportunities that may never be accomplished. On Wednesday, June 27th, Andy Fass did all of those things, and he is only five years old. Andy will start kindergarten in the fall, and he will have a pretty cool story to tell the other kids.

Words with the Man Behind the Hope

Yankees Director of Communications and Media Relations explains HOPE Week

The annual HOPE week event, which stands for Helping Others Persevere and Excel (HOPE), is the brainchild of Jason Zillo, the Yankees Director of Communications and Media Relations.  Now in its third year, the Yankees honor various people and groups throughout the week, seeking to provide a boost through the service of their players and coaches.