Yankees to celebrate 10th anniversary of HOPE Week from June 17-21

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius trades high-fives with kids at Yankee Stadium during HOPE Week in 2017.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

This year marks the 10th anniversary (and 11th year) of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel), an initiative rooted in the belief that acts of goodwill provide hope and encouragement to more than just the recipient of the gesture. The 10th anniversary of HOPE Week will take place from June 17-21.
Each day during HOPE Week, the Yankees will reach out to an individual, family or organization worthy of recognition and support. Whenever possible, the Yankees will attempt to personally connect with individuals in the settings of their greatest successes at locations that honor the spirit of their noble endeavors. All outreach in the community ultimately culminates with recognition at Yankee Stadium during a Yankees game.
HOPE Week is about people helping people. The one thing everybody has -- no matter their background or financial situation -- is time. By involving every Yankees player and coach, along with manager Aaron Boone, general Manager Brian Cashman, the team's Minor League affiliates and front-office staff, the Yankees are sending the message that everyone can give of themselves to make their community a better place.
Equally significant during HOPE Week is garnering publicity for the highlighted causes and organizations. The greatest challenge facing many not-for-profits is generating interest, awareness and funding for their missions.
The Yankees encourage all their fans to get involved ... Give HOPE!