Yankees and NYCFC start fund for game-day workers

Yankees and NYCFC start fund for game-day workers

The Yankees’ home opener had been scheduled for Thursday, but there’s no telling when there will be a game at the Stadium, or anywhere else. So the Yankees announced Thursday that they have teamed with New York City FC to establish a $1.4 million COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program.

The needs-based grant initiative will provide assistance for eligible full- and part-time game-day staff impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including those working for the Yankees, Legends Hospitality and NYCFC.

“The grants are intended to ease the burden caused by the pandemic associated with essential expenses such as food, medical care, shelter and other vital needs,’’ the Yankees said in a statement. “Our hope is that these grants will provide a degree of assistance for those game day staff members impacted by this crisis, even though we recognize that the vast array of personal needs during this unprecedented time cannot be completely satisfied by these measures.’’

All 30 MLB teams have also committed $1 million to ballpark employees who won’t be paid due to the indefinite postponement of the season.

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