The New York Yankees today announced the organization’s annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Highlights in 2022 include recognition of community members through the Yankees’ Hispanic Heritage Month Awards program, Latin-inspired food items available to fans at Yankee Stadium, and a unique ticket offer in which fans can recognize their Latin-American heritage with a New Era Yankees cap emblazoned with their homeland’s flag.
The Yankees will again bestow their annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards to individuals and organizations making a profound difference in the lives of our community. Recipients will be highlighted on Yankees social media platforms and recognized in a pregame on-field ceremony on September 21, prior to the team’s 7:05 p.m. game vs. Pittsburgh. This year’s honorees are:
• New Settlement (newsettlement.org) is a Bronx nonprofit organization that aims to break systemic barriers, advance justice, promote leadership and strengthen neighborhoods in the borough. As part of programming in 2022, young people from New Settlement participated in the Yankees Healthy Home Plate Program, which teaches children how to prepare and incorporate healthy, sustainable and affordable meals into one’s lifestyle. The students took part in a series of hands-on cooking demonstrations at Yankee Stadium led by Legends Senior Executive Chef Matt Gibson. Each participant also received a chef’s jacket, a cookbook of healthy recipes, a bag filled with provisions to prepare healthy meals at home, a gift card from Peapod and tickets to attend a Yankees game.
• Citymeals on Wheels (www.citymeals.org) provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to nearly 20,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals has prepared and delivered over 6 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals since the start of the pandemic. Last year, nearly 23,000 volunteers gave more than 83,000 hours of time to Citymeals’ mission.
• NYPD Lieutenant Michael Almonte had a distinguished 20-year career on the force and recently retired on July 29. He was instrumental in the formation of the NYPD’s Blue Chips program, which the Yankees honored during HOPE Week 2022. Blue Chips is a co-ed youth and mentoring sports program that focuses on bridging the gap between police officers and young people throughout New York City. The year-round program serves young people ages 12 through 17 and connects them with mentors in the NYPD to put them on a path to success.
Additionally, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), Yankee Stadium’s food service provider, Legends Hospitality, is highlighting five Latin-inspired menu items, two of which have been newly created for the month. Photos may be found here.
→ Al Pastor Bacon on a Stick (new for HHM): Al pastor glazed bacon topped with house-made pineapple chili jam. Available at the Section 121 N.Y. Grill Stand.
→ Classic Paloma (new for HHM): A traditional Mexican sparkling grapefruit cocktail, made with Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila. Available at concourse bars located by Sections 134, 207, 232 and 320.
→ Mexican-Style Bronx Street Corn: Corn on the cob with cilantro lime crema, cotija cheese and Takis crumbles. Available at the YES Network Terrace (left field bleachers) and the Toyota Terrace (right field bleachers).
→ La Dulce Vida Milkshake: A Stadium favorite, available in vanilla or chocolate. Made with dulce de leche and tres leches, with a cupcake, churro and blue and white Yankees sprinkles. Served in a souvenir cup. Available at Shake Stands at Sections 112, 125, and 324.
→ Colombian Beef Empanada: Sourced from a minority-owned local New York City business, the empanada is served with cilantro lime crema. Available at the Garlic Fries Stand at Section 107.
Fans looking to attend games while honoring their Hispanic heritage can take part in a special ticket offer during the September 20-25 homestand. As part of the “Rep Your Flag” program, fans can purchase tickets for these games and receive a New Era Yankees cap co-branded with the Latin American flag of their choice. Options include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Fans may visit www.yankees.com/heritage for English language information or click here for Spanish language information.
To learn more about these and other events and initiatives, fans may visit the team’s official Spanish-language website, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, and click on the special Hispanic Heritage Month section. Current information on all Hispanic initiatives may be found on the Yankees’ Spanish-language Facebook page (www.facebook.com/yankeesbeisbol), Twitter page (@Yankees_beisbol) and Instagram page (@Yankeesbeisbol).
Original article posted 9/15/22, via MLB.com