This past season, Jane Rogers, GM of the Staten Island Yankees was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The Staten Island Yankees have supported their amazing General Manager by raising money and awareness this season. The Staten Island Yankees distributed "Rogers 99" t-shirts with a $15 donation and the team wore pink pinstriped jerseys on August 29th which were auctioned during the game. At that game, Jane Rogers was honored on the field and spoke to the crowd. Additionally, male members of the front office staff shaved their heads, along with players, and team staff to raise further awareness.
The "Rogers 99" shirts have the Staten Island Yankees primary logo on the front, the number 99 with "Rogers" on the back. The donations from these t-shirts have generated over $5,500 so far. This, along with game -used pink jersey auction and other donations helped the Staten Island Yankees raise a total of $8,061.58 for New York Penn League Charities per Jane Rogers' wishes.
These specialty shirts are still available for a minimum donation of $15.00. To donate, please contact T.J. Jahn at TJJahn@siyanks.com.
The Staten Island Yankees are the Single A-Short Season Affiliate of the New York Yankees and play at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League Champions (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011). For more information, visit siyanks.com and pizzaratsbaseball.com.
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