HOPE Week concludes with the Arias sisters

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This afternoon, the New York Yankees wrapped up 2010 HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) by reaching out to the Arias sisters – Johanna and Melida – who have overcome hardships and homelessness and made their lives better through education and hard work. 
Yankees players Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli, Sergio Mitre, David Robertson and Bench Coach Tony Pena surprised Melida at her job at Wendy’s in the Bronx with Johanna, and then took both sisters on a surprise shopping spree at DKNY in Manhattan to outfit Melida for her freshman year of college and Johanna for future professional opportunities.
  • During the game, Johanna was surprised with a paid internship opportunity at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx and Melida was offered an internship with the Yankees next summer.

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