August 7, 2017
8th Annual Yankees Fundraiser for THF
Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman will assist the Taylor Hooton Foundation in its crusade against steroid abuse at the Eighth Annual “Give-A-Hoot” Benefit – presented by First Choice Bank – at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 27, when the Yankees host the Seattle Mariners. Cashman, the first GM to win four World Series titles since the Dodgers’ Buzzie Bavasi in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, will participate in an exclusive pregame question-and-answer session with guests. Yankee legend Graig Nettles, a member of four pennant-winning Yankee teams and the 1976 A.L. home run champion, will watch the game with guests of the event in a Stadium Party Suite. After the game, the Yankees’ All-Star outfielder Brett Gardner will visit to sign autographs and pose for photos. The event will also feature a raffle of baseball memorabilia, including signed bats, balls, photos and equipment of stars – past and present – such as Don Mattingly, Noah Syndergaard, Andy Pettitte, Reggie Jackson and members of the 1977 World Champion Yankees. Don Hooton, whose 17-year-old son Taylor took his own life in 2003 as a result of the use of anabolic steroids, formed the Taylor Hooton Foundation and will host the benefit. The fundraiser will get underway at 12:00 noon at the Stadium. Game time for Yankees-Mariners is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. For information, sponsorships and tickets, call (214) 814-1179 or visit taylorhooton.org. Individual tickets are priced at $499.00 and include a suite ticket to the game; lunch and refreshments, including beer and wine; meet-and-greets with Nettles and Gardner; Q & A with Cashman; and a Yankee-themed gift bag. There are a wide variety of sponsorship and ticket packages available.