YANKEES DIDI GREGORIUS AND AARON HICKS HOST WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT IN THE BRONX ON SEPTEMBER 14TH
– Yankees CC Sabathia’s teammates present PitCCh In Backpack Giveaway at PS 71 –
WHO: New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius and outfielder Aaron Hicks
WHAT: Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks will serve as ambassadors for the PitCCh In Foundation’s “Welcome Back to School” assembly and backpack giveaway in the Bronx at PS/MS 71 on Friday, September 14. The event also acts as one of Gregorius’ signature #DIDIsDEEDs initiatives.
“I’m really excited to be partnering with The PitCCh In Foundation to provide backpacks as part of my latest #DIDIsDEEDs,” said Gregorius. “We want to make sure kids have the supplies they need to be successful in the school year.”
The “Welcome Back to School” assembly will include a DJ, games, photos with Didi and Aaron and backpacks filled with school supplies. The PitCCh In Backpack Program is made possible by the Kids in Need Foundation and State Bags.
“I’m so excited to be able to stand beside Didi and contribute to such a wonderful foundation. PitCCh In is doing such amazing work here in the community and I feel so blessed to be a part of it,” said Hicks.
The PitCCh In Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber. The foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities in the New York Tri-State area and Northern California. The foundation showcases three signature programs that provide young people with the tools to be successful in school and on the field: All Star Baseball Clinic, Youth Backpack Program and Baseball Field Renovations. For more information or to donate, visit www.PItCCh.org.
Launched in 2017, #DIDIsDEEDs is a charitable initiative developed by Didi Gregorius, in which he spreads good fortune across the country to unsuspecting patrons. From paying for passenger train rides in New York, comping tourist tickets in Toronto and visiting patients at a local children’s hospital, #DIDIsDEEDs encourages others to pay it forward.
WHEN: Friday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Onsite interviews will be available between 11:45 p.m. – 12 p.m. but must be confirmed in advance with Shannon Donohue via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHERE: Public School 71
3040 Roberts Ave.
CONTACT: Shannon Donohue