PitCCh Giveaaway backpacks at Ps/MS 71

Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks of the Yankees served as ambassadors for the PitCCh In Foundation’s “Welcome Back to School” assembly and backpack giveaway Friday at PS/MS 71 over in the Pelham Bay area. Friday. The event also acts as one of Gregorius’ signature #DIDIsDEEDs initiatives

 “I’m really excited to be partnering with The PitCCh In Foundation to provide backpacks as part of my latest #DIDIsDEEDs,” said Gregorius. “We want to make sure kids have the supplies they need to be successful in the school year.”

 The “Welcome Back to School” assembly included a DJ, games, photos with Didi and Aaron and backpacks filled with school supplies. The PitCCh In Backpack Program is made possible by the Kids in Need Foundation and State Bags.

“I’’m so excited to be able to stand beside Didi and contribute to such a wonderful foundation. PitCCh In is doing such amazing work here in the community and I feel so blessed to be a part of it,” said Hicks.

The PitCCh In Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber. The foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities in the New York Tri-State area and Northern California. The foundation showcases three signature programs that provide young people with the tools to be successful in school and on the field: All Star Baseball Clinic, Youth Backpack Program and Baseball Field Renovations.

For more information or to donate, visit www.PItCCh.org.

Launched in 2017, #DIDIsDEEDs is a charitable initiative developed by Didi Gregorius, in which he spreads good fortune across the country to unsuspecting patrons. From paying for passenger train rides in New York, comping tourist tickets in Toronto and visiting patients at a local children’s hospital, #DIDIsDEEDs encourages others to pay it forward.

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