Cashman just said, via text, that his ankle is broken. He’s not sure yet if he needs surgery.
“A foundation started by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez gave only 1 percent of proceeds to charity during its first year of operation in 2006, then stopped submitting mandatory financial reports to the IRS and was stripped of its tax-exempt status. Yet the group’s website still tells visitors the A-Rod Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization.”
SNY's Mets Weekly joins Ike Davis at his second annual “A Night with Ike Davis” charity event which raises money for pediatric cancer research.
Muze Clothing has partnered with Mark Sanchez to support The New York Police & Fire Widow’s & Children’s Benefit Fund, and the FDNY Foundation with this officially licensed, limited edition T-shirt, featuring the line, “you go, we go.” Taken from the preeminent firefighting film Backdraft, the vintage design pays homage to the first leather shoe bucket brigade, featuring Mark’s number 6.
Muze Clothing is donating 100% of the proceeds from net sales of the T-Shirt to the Benefit Fund and FDNY Foundation.
Shirts can be purchased at Mark’s Pro Shop @ http://facebook.com/OfficialMarkSanchez
Haiti victims get Yankees surprise
Survivors of Haiti’s earthquake get a positive day to remember, from the New York Yankees. CNN’s Richard Roth reports.
Derek Jeter to wear “DJ3K” bracelet during game tonight; proceeds of bracelet sales to benefit Turn 2 Foundation. - @Yankees
Einhorn, Wilpon & Wright playing poker - The David Wright Foundation’s 5th annual Las Vegas Night in New York City last night.
According to the Daily News, Wright’s goal is to raise enough money to sponsor at least one room at the New York Ronald McDonald House for one year. “I Can’t think of a better cause than helping out children who need help along with their families,” Wright says. “It’s pretty special to have the resources to do something like this.”
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Kevin Burkhardt had been seeking a way to use his platform to promote a worthy cause, and finally found it in his own experience. The Mets broadcaster, who suffers from celiac disease, was the driving force behind Friday’s Celiac Disease Awareness night at Citi Field.
The disease, which affects 1 out of every 100 Americans, is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the protein gluten found in wheat, barley and rye. Left untreated, it can lead to serious autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease and cancer—but 90 percent of those who have it are not aware.
So Burkhardt—who was diagnosed 10 years ago after losing 30 pounds in a month, and now must monitor his diet with great care—will host a pregame event Friday, which will include a memorabilia auction and chance to shadow Burkhardt before a game and watch the Mets take batting practice.
Tickets to Friday’s pregame events can be purchased through Mets.com/celiac or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. Net proceeds will go towards celiac education and awareness programs.