Harlem RBI Charity Baseball Game

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The non-profit Harlem RBI and the New York Yankees have invited 25 of Harlem RBI’s most generous donors to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on August 6 (8:00 a.m.) to play a game and hit one out of the park at Yankee Stadium. Through this unique fundraiser and with MLB Commissioner Robert D. Manfred on hand to support, Harlem RBI hopes to raise $500,000 to help build a new “Field of Dreams” in the South Bronx, similar to the organization’s field in East Harlem.

Harlem RBI is a 24-year old non-profit serving the communities of East Harlem and the South Bronx with comprehensive sports and academic enrichment programming, now serving more than 1,700 boys and girls each year. The organization uses baseball and softball as a hook to recruit, engage and retain youth and achieve positive outcomes like high school and college graduation. FullSizeRender (2)

“We’re incredibly thankful to the New York Yankees, specifically Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and Harlem RBI Board Member Mark Teixeira, for presenting this rare opportunity to bring together some of Harlem RBI’s most loyal supporters to the world famous Yankee Stadium. While it’s a tremendous treat for us to be on the field, we’re even more excited to be a step closer to building our own Field of Dreams in the South Bronx through the funds raised at this game. Our boys and girls deserve a beautiful ball field to play, learn and grow on and we can’t wait to make that dream a reality for them,” remarked Richard Berlin, Executive Director of Harlem RBI. FullSizeRender

Players will play alongside several Yankees alumni including Homer Bush, Bucky Dent, Cecil Fielder, Jim Leyritz, Mickey Rivers and Roy White. Current Yankees public address announcer Paul Olden will call the game live from the field.FullSizeRender (3)