Prior to the New York Yankees’ exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers on March 8, the organization will announce the 10th anniversary and the 11th consecutive season of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel). HOPE Week will take place from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21.
Here is the official press release:
The New York Yankees are proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) in 2019, announcing the return of the community event for the 11th consecutive season. The award-winning initiative is a unique week-long community program that brings to light remarkable stories intended to inspire individuals into action in their own communities. HOPE Week 2019 will take place in New York from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21.
In honor of the event’s 10th anniversary, all past honorees will be invited to a reunion at Yankee Stadium on June 17. Over each of the following four days, the Yankees will reach out to an individual, family or organization worthy of recognition and support, surprising honorees with a day celebrating their accomplishments. Outreach will often take place away from Yankee Stadium, allowing the Yankees to personally connect with individuals in settings that highlight their greatest successes.
This year’s event will mark the eighth year that all of the organization’s U.S.-based Minor League affiliates will hold their own HOPE Weeks, allowing the initiative to reach five additional cities and touch more than two dozen additional individuals and groups.
For the ninth straight season, the Yankees will also recognize an individual or organization in Tampa. This year’s honoree is GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa, a non-profit organization available to serve approximately 3,400 individuals of all ages living with Down syndrome in Florida’s Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.