NEW YORK YANKEES BEGIN HOPE WEEK FESTIVITIES

Earlier today, the New York Yankees kicked off HOPE Week 2014 (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) by bringing together representatives from all 25 prior HOPE Week days for a reunion at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The gathering celebrated the five-year anniversary of the initiative, which recognizes inspirational individuals in the community. Other attendees included Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, former Yankee Mariano Rivera and current Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova.