Yankees to pay tribute to Virginia Tech

The New
York Yankees tonight will hold a special pregame ceremony prior to their 7:05
p.m. game vs. the Boston Red Sox to remember the victims of the Virginia Tech

The New
York Yankees will present a $1 million contribution to the Hokie Spirit
Memorial Fund, established to pay tribute to the victims of the tragic events
of April 16th.

in the on field ceremony from the New York Yankees will be President Randy
Levine, Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost and Senior Vice President and
General Manager Brian Cashman. They will be joined by Dr. Charles Steger, the
President of Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver,
Vince Houston, Captain of the Virginia Tech Police Department, Jason
Dominiczak, Captain on 4/16/07, Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and Matthew Johnson,
current Captain of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad. Following the check
presentation Dr. Steger will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

participants will be available for interview immediately following the ceremonial
first pitch in the Yankees auxiliary club house.

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