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TOUR: Storming Yankee Stadium
Submitted by taya on August 23, 2005 - 4:50pm.
Did you know that Yankee Stadium is Parks Property? 'Tis true! So we were happy to head over to the Yankees game last night for Day 2 of the Bronx leg of our 5-Boro Park Storming Tour.
Yankee Stadium was ready for us--pretty exciting to see our name in bright lights on the board in center field!
We had an awesome crew last night of regular Parks1 Field Staff as well as a handful of volunteers-- everybody combined to do a great job of getting the word out.
We recruited some new volunteers on-the-spot too.
We had 3 sections of the bleacher seats covered in stickers in no time.
Big thanks to all the Stadium staff who were super accomodating & helpful. They made sure we all got seats together and even helped pass out a few info cards. They tried to help us get the attention of the bullpen too, but the pitchers were too into the game.
I have to admit I don't know too much about baseball (I had to ask Fred why people were chanting "Kill The Blue Jays"....) but I wasn't the only one who had trouble focusing on the game. Check out our awesome fellow bleacher-creature neighbor who not only made sure her whole crew got info cards, but took the time to take her support to a whole new level.
We had a great time last night...and we still have more than 20 events left on our Tour! We'd love it if you and your friends & family would join us. Head over to our Events Page to see when we'll be in your area and sign up!
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Vincent J. Gentile (Incumbent)
Candidate for City Council District 43
Vincent J. Gentile (Incumbent) has pledged to make New York City's parks #1 in the nation.
In 2002, New York City spent only $25 per resident to operate all of its public parks.
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