Yankees also help promote awareness for Tourette Syndrome with on-field ceremony prior to the June 28 game at Yankee Stadium
The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS), the nation’s only Center of Excellence for TS, is proud to announce that it has received a portion of the proceeds from the second annual New York Yankees/New Era Pinstripe Bowl Charity Golf Tournament, which took place May 15 at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, N.J.
The total amount of proceeds from the event has not yet been tabulated, but last year’s inaugural event generated more than $130,000. NJCTS received a portion of that total as well.
This year’s event was attended by a notable cast of dignitaries from the sports world, including former New York Giants football stars Carl Banks, Mark Bavaro, Howard Cross, Luke Petitgout and Amani Toomer; former New York Yankees greats David Cone, Lee Mazzilli, Joe Pepitone, Mickey Rivers and Roy White; Rutgers University football coach Kyle Flood; Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti; former Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel; and WFAN sports radio personalities Craig Carton – a noted Tourette Syndrome advocate – and Boomer Esiason.
“We are honored that the Yankees and all of the sports stars who attended this important event once again have recognized Tourette Syndrome as a disorder worthy of advocacy and awareness, and are grateful for their continued support,” NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice said. “TS and its associated disorders affect 1 in 100 children, and support of this magnitude will go a long way toward helping improve the lives of those children and their families.”
On June 28, the Yankees continued their support of the Tourette Syndrome community by hosting an on-field, pregame ceremony dedicated solely to TS. Taking part in the ceremony were American Idol Season 9 contestant Dave Pittman, who shared his story of living with Tourette and sang the National Anthem; actor Dash Mihok, Chef Heather West and Max Plenby, a 9-year-old TS advocate.
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