Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte and GM Brian Cashman will assist the Taylor Hooton Foundation at the fourth annual "Give a Hoot" Benefit at Yankee Stadium August 11. Former Yankee All-Stars Roy White and Mickey Rivers will also appear.
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All-time Yankee great Andy Pettitte and Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman will assist the Taylor Hooton Foundation in its crusade against steroid abuse at the Fourth annual “Give A Hoot” Benefit at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 11, when the Bronx Bombers host the defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers.
In addition, former Yankee All-Star outfielders Roy White and Mickey Rivers will watch the game with guests of the event in a Stadium Luxury Suite.
Pettitte, who ranks first among active Major-League pitchers in wins (250), starts (502), strikeouts (2,372) and innings-pitched (3,199.0), will greet donors and sponsors while 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 a question-and-answer session.
For information, sponsorships and tickets, call (972) 403-7300 or visit infotaylorhooton.org.
Individual tickets are priced at $499.00 and include a suite ticket to the game; lunch and refreshments; the meet-and-greets with Pettitte, White and Rivers and Q & A with Cashman; a hand-signed 11” x 14” color action photograph of Pettitte, presented in a pinstriped mat; and a Yankee-themed gift bag.
There are a wide variety of sponsorship and ticket packages available which include one-in-a-lifetime opportunities to watch a game from the General Manager’s suite behind home plate, participate in a pre-game ceremony at home plate with a current Yankee star and a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY.
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 Foundation and will host the benefit. The fundraiser will get underway at 12:00 noon at the Stadium.
Contacts: Rick Cerrone / 914-715-5491 / rickrickcerrone.com
John Cirillo / 914-260-7436 / johnnycigarpraol.com
ABOUT THE TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION – The Taylor Hooton Foundation was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year old high school athlete from Plano, TX. Taylor took his own life on July 15, 2003 as a result of the use of anabolic steroids. The Foundation was founded by the parents, family and friends of Taylor after his death when the founders became aware of the magnitude of a growing problem among high school and college students across the U.S. and Canada – the illegal use and abuse of anabolic steroids as an appearance and performance enhancement drug in addition to the abuse of HGH and other APEDs by our kids. They discovered that this is a serious problem among young athletes and non-athletes, and learned that young people and their parents are generally ignorant of either the prevalence of or the real dangers of these powerful drugs.