GRAB DINNER AND A BALL GAME WITH NEW YORK’S GREATEST LEGENDS. KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, REGGIE JACKSON & SPIKE LEE HOST “SKYBOX EXPERIENCE” AT YANKEES VS. RED SOX GAME.
All Proceeds from tickets sold benefit Abdul-Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation.
opens IMAGE file Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will host a reception in a private suite at the New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox game on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium. Game time is 1:05 PM EST. Joining him will be Baseball Hall of Famer and former Yankee Reggie “Mr. October” Jackson, Academy Awards nominated director Spike Lee and actor Jesse L. Martin. All proceeds will benefit Abdul-Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation.
“I am honored to have my opening charity event at Yankee Stadium as I think it adds a lot of stature to what I am trying to do” stated Abdul-Jabbar. “I couldn’t be more pleased that the Yankees are supporting my effort to improve people’s lives through sports and education.” Each VIP ticket includes signed memorabilia, photos with the celebrities, hosted bar and buffet. However, the greatest perk of the game is to watch the New York Yankees battle their long-time rivals the Boston Red Sox with some of New York’s biggest icons. For a link on how to buy tickets, log on to opens in a new windowhttps://kareemabduljabbar.com/skyboxexperience.
Abdul-Jabbar’s philanthropic efforts reflect his passion to educate society and give back to athletics that have given him so much. His outspokenness on issues affecting those most in need along with personal donations of time and resources demonstrate his continued efforts to improve lives. In 2009, he founded the “Skyhook Foundation,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit that mentors aspiring youths from under served communities, in the value of self empowerment by providing programs rooted in basketball, martial arts & learning.
Media members wishing to attend the event with a daily credential must submit their request online at opens in a new windowhttps://credentials.mlb.com. Please note that the preceding Web address is case sensitive. The online application is the only acceptable method for requesting 2009 single-game regular season media credentials for the games played and events held at Yankee Stadium. Applications must be completed by a Sports Editor and submitted within 24 hours in advance of the event. For any questions, or to follow up on requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org new email or contact the Yankees Media Relations Department at 718.579.4460.
Abdul-Jabbar will be blogging about his experience at www.kareemabduljabbar.com as well as providing regular updates via Twitter at opens in a new windowwww.twitter.com/kaj33 during the game. For more information on the Skyhook Foundation, contact 310.762.1001
Abdul-Jabbar will host a series of similar games and suites during both the NBA and NFL season. For a list of upcoming dates, go to www.kareemabduljabbar.com. The Skybox Experience Fundraiser continues Abdul-Jabbar’s philanthropic efforts to give back to society.