New York Yankees will join All In Challenge to raise funds in the battle against COVID-19

Andres Chavez
New York Yankees
Dec 7, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Yankees logo during the MLB winter meetings at Gaylord Opryland Resort . Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly every country in the world has implemented some sort of public health norms to help combat the current coronavirus outbreak that has taken thousands of lives around the planet. United States is the most affected nation from a death toll standpoint. Sports leagues had to suspend their games and halt their operations until further notice. That’s why we haven’t been seeing our beloved New York Yankees in the field lately.

And, as American is doing its best to combat the spread and the effects of the virus in society, the Yankees’ managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner is stepping up and joining the All In Challenge, which would certainly help any fan realize his/her dream.

Actually, Steinbrenner’s initiative to join the All In Challenge is a response from an invitation from former New York Yankees’ shortstop and current Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter. As a result, Steinbrenner put together a very nice package in which the person winning the auction will be present at a batting practice session of the team.

The person will also throw the ceremonial first pitch before a regular season home game at Yankee Stadium, provided that games can be played there because of the current coronavirus pandemic.

A complete Yankees-centered experience

Also, the winning person will get to take three guests to a game from the premium vantage point of the Legends Club seats, and will also bring home the game lineup card, autographed by Yankees manager Aaron Boone and the members of the starting lineup of that day.

“I absolutely accept Derek Jeter’s challenge. This is an incredible cause,” Steinbrenner said. “There’s been so many people affected by this coronavirus, so many people that need help. The New York Yankees are proud to be part of this.”

Per an MLB.com’s report, “one hundred percent of the money raised by the All In Challenge auction will go directly to Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry. The auction will accept bids until May 21.”

In turn, Hal Steinbrenner challenged John W. Henry of the Boston Red Sox, Fred and Jeff Wilpon of the New York Mets and the YES Network to create auction packages of their own.