On Friday, September 30, close to 80 people joined Literacy Inc. at Yankee Stadium to raise little readers in The Bronx during a multi-faceted fundraising event.
Guests enjoyed meeting former player Cecil Fielder and the excitement was palpable every time Aaron Judge stepped up to the plate for a chance to hit his 62nd home run and break a record. In addition to popcorn and peanuts, unique mementos were available to support children’s literacy. The Bronx graffiti artist and Tats Cru member BG183 custom designed baseballs for purchase, and LINC’s partner at SBH Health System, Robert Vazquez signed copies of his children’s book Next Stop, Yankee Stadium.
The enthusiasm heightened as three grand slam prizes were raffled off: a bat signed by Anthony Rizzo, a ball signed by Giancarlo Stanton, and a ball designed by BG183.
We gathered proudly and cheered as LINC’s PSA ran on the scoreboard that evening, a reminder for all baseball fans to invest in literacy and spread the joy of reading.
In total, LINC raised over $31K for little readers and would like to thank our donors, staff and the NY Yankees for making literacy a priority in The Bronx.
To make a donation to LINC, please visit: www.lincnyc.org/donate.