Showing posts with label Mickey Rivers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mickey Rivers. Show all posts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mickey Rivers video interview from the 2014 Harrison Apar Foundation Golf Classic

Mickey Rivers, the starting center fielder for the New York Yankees World Series championship teams in 1977 and 1978, sat down with us at the 2014 Harrison Apar Foundation Golf Classic to talk about Yankee baseball, including both captains Thurman Munson and Derek Jeter, as well as his enjoyment of being out with the people at various charity events.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Former Yankee All-Stars Come Together To Help The Jason Krause Kick Cancer Scholarship Fund

Graig Nettles (far left), Darryl Strawberry (c.) and Mickey Rivers (r.) with the volunteer staff.

New York baseball legends Dwight Gooden, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, and Darryl Strawberry were all on hand this Saturday to help benefit the Jason Krause Kick Cancer Scholarship Fund at Kennelly’s Grille House in Congers, N.Y. The benefit, which is now in its third year, had a record turnout this weekend, due in part to the generosity of the aforementioned superstars.

The fund was launched in memory of Krause, who was a star soccer player at Clarkstown North High School who succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 33 in 2008. The grassroots support was overwhelming, with close to 300 people turning out in the small town of 8,500. A tremendous array of prizes was raffled off for supporters including a trip to the, "Big Game in New Orleans in February" and a complete run of playoff tickets for the New York Yankees. All proceeds went to fund a soccer scholarship for a Clarkstown North soccer player in Krause’s honor, as well as the “Jason K: A Matter of Hope Fund” at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The baseball legends spiced up the event, fortuitously signing autographs and taking photos with a seemingly never ending line of requests. Strawberry, a cancer survivor himself, was more than proud to oblige.

“Any event where I can give back, and raise awareness, I’m glad to do it,” Strawberry said. 

Gooden, a hero for both the Mets and Yankees, relished the memory of another brain cancer victim, his former battery mate, Gary Carter. 

“My best memory of Gary Carter was in the 1984 All-Star Game,” Gooden said. “I struck out three batters in a row, and on our way back to the dugout he said, ‘Wouldn’t this be nice to do every fifth day?’ Little did I know that he would be with us next year.” 

For more information on the Jason Krause Kick Cancer Scholarship Fund, visit - http://www.facebook.com/JasonKrauseKickCancerScholarship


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Former Yankees benefit the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation

Franco Harris, David Cone, Darryl Strawberry, Roy White and Mickey Rivers
Billed "The Ultimate Yankee Stadium Experience", supporters came out to the Delta 360 Club Monday evening to assist the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation. Attendees had the opportunity to mingle with Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris (who is also a board member) and former Yankee greats David Cone, Mickey Rivers, Darryl Strawberry and Roy White, all while benefiting the hard work of the Sisters. Click here to see more photos from the evening's festivities and to read interviews with the players in attendance.