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Fan favorite David Cone bartending for charity at Foley’s NY on May 18

foleys-coneFan favorite and current YES Network broadcaster David Cone will be “pitching” in to help a good cause on Sat., May 18, when he slides behind the bar at Foley’s NY Restaurant and Pub for “A Perfect Evening With David Cone.”

Cone will be pouring beverages and signing autographs to benefit the YAI Network (www.yai.org – an inaugural Yankees HOPE Week honoree) and their Manhattan Day Hab facility from 7-9 p.m. ET. There is no cover charge.

All money raised from autograph, auction and raffle sales, plus half of the proceeds from the bar, will be donated to YAI’s efforts in “seeing beyond disability”: to ensure that men, women and children with developmental and learning disabilities have access to the support and services that they need to live productive, independent, and healthy lives.

Foley’s NY is located at 18 West 33rd Street in New York, opposite the Empire State Building.

Autographs will be available for a charitable donation of $20 each. There will also be a limited number of 8×10 photographs available for sale at a price of $5, representing Cone’s July 18, 1999 Yankees perfect game as well as his years across town with the Mets.

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In addition to Cone’s appearance, there is a terrific raffle and several exciting surprises on deck for the event. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 each (with a special deal of three for $20), and we can now reveal some of the great prizes that people will be bringing home from Foley’s NY on Saturday night:

  • Autographed Joe Girardi Major League Baseball (donated by the New York Yankees)
  • Autographed Matt Harvey Major League Baseball (donated by the New York Mets)
  • “The Ultimate Bleacher Creature Experience” – two tickets to a Yankees home game, two t-shirts and the chance to lead ‘Roll Call’ (donated by “Bald Vinny” Milano and the Bleacher Creatures)
  • Two tickets for a Hornblower Manhattan cruise (donated by Hornblower Cruises & Events)
  • Two tickets to a New York Mets home game (donated by MLB.com)
  • Michael Kay “CenterStage” Package: Four tickets to an episode taping, officially licensed show mugs and a Michael Kay autograph (donated by the YES Network)
  • One-year subscription to Yankees Magazine and a 2013 Yankees yearbook (donated by Yankees Publications)
  • Waterford Crystal New York Yankees cap
  • “It Ain’t Over” Gift Package – Includes family membership to the Yogi Berra Museum, free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Brian Doyle and Don Mattingly autographed baseballs and more!
    (donated by the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center)

Plus, two lucky patrons will have the opportunity to bring home these great big-ticket items:

  • Legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera autographed Louisville Slugger bat (How rare is this? Usually he’s seen breaking these)
  • Four tickets to a New York Mets home game, including passes to watch batting practice on the field (generously donated by the New York Mets)

We’ll be able to reveal more great items later in the week, and I want to thank Shaun Clancy at Foley’s NY and all of the wonderful people who have helped make this event a reality over the last several months.

It has been a pleasure and an honor to assist in bringing Cone and the YAI group together with Foley’s for this great event, and I’m looking forward to having some fun for a great cause. I hope we’ll see you there on Saturday night!

Johnny Damon goes to bat for a good cause

I recently received this e-mail and thought I’d pass it along. It seems like a very worthy cause from Johnny Damon, who continues to impress us all with his giving spirit.

CHF’s Johnny Damon Yankees Home Run Club is a fun way that fans can root for the Yankees and help bring quality health care to homeless and low-income children.  For 20 years, CHF Projects across the country have provided health care to thousands of disadvantaged children via mobile medical units.

In 1988, Yankee legend Don Mattingly helped launch CHF’s Yankees Home Run Club to raise money and awareness for our programs that provide comprehensive health care to underserved children. After the first baseman’s retirement, centerfielder Bernie Williams stepped up to the plate to captain the Club.  Continuing a strong tradition of leadership, Johnny Damon took over the role of captain in 2006.  

Anyone can become a member by either making a pledge per home run hit by the Yankees this season, or by making a one-time gift for the entire season.  Members may be eligible to win field-level box seat tickets to a game in this final season at Yankee Stadium.  Thanks to the generous support of loyal Yankee/CHF fans, the Club has grown over the years and raised more than $1,000,000 to support children in need.

Please visit CHF’s Johnny Damon Yankees Home Run Club for additional information. 
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