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It was a celebration in Trenton, New Jersey just last week for Robinson Cano and David Robertson. Their charities, RC24 Foundation and High Socks For Hope, were honored at the second annual event held by the MVP Foundation, a foundation founded by Dr. Thomas Haveron.
In the event, which was held at the home of the Minor League Baseball team the Trenton Thunder, both athletes were recognized for their outstanding work in the community and their charities were each given $25,000. Both Cano and Robertson played for the Thunder before making it to the big leagues into their pinstripe NYY uniform.
Cano’s charity gives back to disadvantaged youth in his hometown of Dominican Republic as well as working with terminally-ill children in the States. Some of the foundation’s many accomplishments have been donating ambulances and school buses to the place where he was born–San Pedro de Macoris, giving away truckloads of toys to unfortunate children, and the second baseman even has been rewarded for his kindness by having a room named after him at the Hackensack University Medical Center. “It’s all about helping kids that really need it,’’ said Cano while being interviewed at the event.
David Robertson’s charity, High Socks For Hope (named after his trademark pulled-up socks while out on the pitching mound), was founded by the Yankees pitcher and his wife Erin to help the victims of the series of tornadoes that hit in 2011 which devastated the lives of many in Robertson’s hometown of Alabama. Some of their biggest accomplishments include providing new homes full of brand new furniture for these victims. “We’re very fortunate and we can keep trying to make a difference for as long as we can,” is what Robertson told a YES reporter at the event.
The event not only had the two guests of honor, but many prior Yankees came to support the two current Yankees men like Roy White and Oscar Gamble.
The man behind it all, Dr. Haveron, had this to say about his honorees, “I’ve seen the work that they do, I know the type of individuals that they are and they’re worthy of the acknowledgement. They’re tremendous players but they’re tremendous human beings. …They’re both about the kids and about helping their communities so I want to commend them both for what they do as players but more importantly as what they do as people.”