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This will be the 9th time that the Staten Island Yankees will join the Hope Week festivities since the organization first introduced it back in 2009. This year, they will kick it off on Thursday, August 31 and feature Staten Island Yankees players, front office staff and team mascot Scooter the Holy Cow.  They will recognize outstanding members of their community and their efforts as well as offering their support to groups in need around them.

According to the press release, the following is the schedule of events for the Staten Island Yankees HOPE Week:

Thursday, Aug. 31: Eric Rosen is an honorary Staten Island Yankee for a day.

Eric Rosen was diagnosed with autism as a child, but with the help of his mother Ilene, he never let that slow him down. Now at the age of 32, Eric is graduate of St. John’s University, has two shows on Community Television, “The Blitz Zone” and “Eric’s View”, works at Eden II Programs, and serves as a role model for those learning to live with autism. Eric will join the Baby Bombers for their doubleheader against the Connecticut Tigers as an honorary Staten Island Yankee for a day. Read more about Eric’s story in the attached PDF.

Friday, Sept. 1: Richard H. Hungerford School takes a trot around the bases for Home Run for Life.

The Hungerford School for students with special needs helps students develop to their maximum potential and functional levels by providing them with essential social, emotional, language, technological and academic skills. As part of a long-standing relationship with the Hungerford School and the Staten Island Yankees, students come to the ballpark several times a week throughout the year to assist with mailings, stadium clean-up and other miscellaneous tasks. During the Staten Island Yankees game against the Connecticut Tigers, the Baby Bombers will recognize the students with an in-game Home Run for Life.

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