While the Bronx Bombers have provided fans with countless memories that will last a lifetime, the organization and players are making a difference in the lives of others off the field, as well — every day.
This section is dedicated to recognizing these efforts and the great causes they represent. Please consider contributing or participating in whatever manner you can. In no order of importance, here’s a sampling…
The Mariano Rivera Foundation
The Mariano Rivera Foundation is a community-oriented organization with emphasis in Youth Oriented Programs. We recognize the importance of working today to build a better tomorrow. The Foundation realizes that to make one successful, that the whole man’s needs must be provided. These needs would include areas in education, health, social and economic development in the local community. Listed throughout the website you will find a review of past accomplishments, a look at present objectives, and a glimpse of aspirations for the future. Click here to visit the site.
Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation
During his rookie year in 1996, New York Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter established the Turn 2 Foundation to promote healthy lifestyles among youth. While sharing a pizza in a Detroit hotel room, Derek announced to his father that he was ready for his own foundation. Then and there, they laid the plans for Turn 2.
The name “Turn 2” is symbolic of the dramatic double play made by infielders during a game. It also represents Derek’s wish to promote healthy lifestyles among young people and enable them to “Turn 2” his Foundation for guidance and the much needed help to avoid drugs and alcohol.
MISSION STATEMENT : To create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “TURN 2” healthy lifestyles. Through these ventures, the Foundation strives to create outlets that promote and reward academic excellence, leadership development and positive behavior. Turn 2’s goal is to see the children of these programs grow safely and successfully into adulthood and become the leaders of tomorrow. Click here to visit the website.
CC Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation
The PitCCh In Foundation (PIF) was established in 2008 with its first event in Cleveland and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2010 by CC and Amber Sabathia to support the communities that have given them so much.
With the support of CC’s mother, Margie Sabathia-Lanier, and a dedicated team of professional staff and volunteers, the foundation developed three Signature Programs and supported ongoing special initiatives to fulfill PIF’s mission to enrich the lives of youth from the inner city.
The goal of these programs is to help teens raise their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. From the beginning, CC and Amber were motivated by not only the idea of giving back, but by developing a long term platform with PIF to provide young people with the belief in their abilities to make their dreams become a reality.
They understand all too well the challenges of being in an environment that can break one’s spirit and motivation, as CC and Amber both grew up in the inner city. Click here to learn more.