Celebrity softball game to honor slain officers
“True Blue,” a celebrity softball game co-sponsored by the Yankees, WFAN Radio and its “Boomer and Carton Morning Show” to honor the memories of slain New York City police officers Brian Moore, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, will be played at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Yankee Stadium.
Tickets are priced at $12 and available at http://www.yankees.com/trueblue. All net ticket proceeds will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, N.Y. PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund and the families of officers Moore, Liu and Ramos. Those wishing to make a donation in lieu of purchasing tickets may do so by visiting the website.
Each fan attending the game will receive a voucher good for one complimentary grandstand or bleachers ticket or one half-price ticket in select general seating areas to select 2015 regular season home games excluding all premium games, subject to availability.
Quik Park and the Bronx Parking Development Corporation will offer parking at the reduced rate of $8 at their lots surrounding the Stadium. Lots will open two hours prior to the event and remain open for 1 hour after the event concludes.
Those scheduled to participate include former Yankees manager Joe Torre and pitcher Dwight Gooden; former Mets relief pitcher John Franco; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; general manager Mike Maccagnan, head coach Todd Bowles and wide receiver Eric Decker of the Jets; Giants punter Steve Weatherford; Bills head coach Rex Ryan; former Steelers coach Bill Cowher; St. John’s head basketball coach Chris Mullin; Nets center Mason Plumlee; former Knicks John Starks, John Wallace and Anthony Bonner; Olympics gold medal-winning figure skater Sarah Hughes; CBS-2 anchors Kristine Johnson and Chris Wragge; actress Zosia Mamet and actor Evan Jonigkeit.