A very intentional and inspirational walk

Richard J. Albero, a formal naval officer and educational professional, began a walk Monday from the plate at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa with the destination the plate at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx – a course of more than 1,200 miles – in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

To honor his nephew Gary Albero, who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Richard Albero wanted to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project while incorporating Gary’s love for the Yankees. To do this, each mile of the walk will be dedicated to a different Yankees player in the team’s history.

Mr. Albero’s intent is to raise $25,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, with $9,000 already having been reached. Donations may be made in the form of “Designated Hitter,” “Base on Balls,” “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” “Home Run” or “Grand Slam.”

“My goal is to support the soldiers who have bravely fought to protect us,” Albero said.

Walking an average of 20 miles a day, Albero, 65, plans to complete the journey within three months with support drivers by his side.

To make a donation, please go to richardsyankeeswalk.org.

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