Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New York Yankees Host 2nd Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

On Friday, April 11th, 2014 law enforcement professionals joined a sold out crowd as the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-2 at Yankees Stadium. With over 1,000 attendees and over $18,000 raised for the Memorial Fund, this game was one of the largest Law Enforcement Appreciation Events held since the program began over three years ago. During the game, the New York Yankees welcomed all attending first responders with a special scoreboard message.

This game also celebrated another exciting moment as the Memorial Fund awarded our first CharityBuzz.com winner with four VIP seats behind home plate, a special scoreboard welcome message displayed during the game and four Yankee gift bags. Alexis Crespin had the winning bid, donating $1,500 to win the package. Memorial Fund Director of Law Enforcement Relations John Shanks, and New York Yankees Group Sales Manager Joshua Rose met Alexis and her family at the game to present them with their gift bags and thank them for their support. 

John Shanks, Director of Law Enforcement Relations and Chairty Buzz winner Alexis Crespin and family.
The Red Sox and Yankees played an exceptional game and a good time was had by attendees. In the end, the Red Sox were victorious, but the Yankees lead the four game weekend series with a 3 -1 record over the Red Sox. 

Law enforcement attending the game comprised multiple agencies including local police, sheriff’s offices, state troopers and federal agencies from as far north as Massachusetts and as far south as Virginia. 

The Yankees have been a great friend and supporter of the Memorial Fund through their hosting of Law Enforcement Appreciation Events. The Memorial Fund is very appreciative of our relationship with the New York Yankees and Joshua Rose, their Group Sales Manager. 

 For additional information about any of the Memorial Funds Law Enforcement Appreciation Events visit www.LawMemorial.org/sports or contact John Shanks at JShanks@nleomf.org

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