Garden City, N.Y. – The Adelphi University baseball
team played its third annual charity baseball game against Hank's Yanks,
an 18-and-under baseball team funded by New York Yankees owner Hank
Steinbrenner, and raised over $900 for Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure
foundation on Saturday.
Randall, longtime New York baseball journalist and host of Ed Randall's Talking Baseball
radio show, spoke during the opening ceremonies about his foundation,
which raises prostate cancer awareness. All proceeds from the event went
to Fans for the Cure, which Adelphi baseball head coach Dom Scala
said was a simple way for the University to thank Randall for
generously hosting the Adelphi Fall Cocktail Party for the last three
"It was a very special day with a very important message," Scala said.
"Basically his message is to make everyone aware of the disease that
could have killed him if he ignored it. The game was great and we got
work in, but to me the game was secondary [to helping Fans for the
The nine-inning contest pitted the Panthers against some of the most
talented young baseball players in New York. Coached by Ray Negron, a
Yankee executive and best-selling author, the Hank's Yanks squad
features many up-and-coming baseball starts, including Negron's son
Ricky (Babylon High School with plans to attend North Carolina State
University) and Esteban Gomez (35th round pick by Houston Astros in 2010
For more information about Fans for the Cure, visit http://fans4thecure.org/
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