Borough President Diaz and AT&T Present
Grants to Little Leaguers at Yankee Stadium
On Thursday, April 4, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined the President of AT&T New York, Marissa Shorenstein, and the New York Yankees to present four Bronx Little League teams with equipment grants in recognition of their participation during the Second Annual "Borough President's Cup" Little League Tournament.
The four teams - the Bronx Bombers, Grand Slam Federation, Rolando Paulino Little League and our champion, the Little League Raiders - received gift certificates to Modell's.
The equipment grants, sponsored by AT&T, awarded each participating team with a $1,000 grant and a $2,000 award to last year's winning team. At the award ceremony, which took place on the field at Yankee Stadium, Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera made a surprise appearance and congratulated the players for their hard work.
To compete for the "Borough President's Cup," players for each Little League had to meet a set of requirements unrelated to their performance on the field: a B-average in school, 90 percent or greater school attendance and a demonstrated commitment to community service.