MONTCLAIR, NJ - In honor of what would have been Yogi’s 93nd birthday, May 12, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is once again donating to area hospitals a selection of Yogi Berra Museum baby hats, along with free Museum memberships, for the families of all children born this week.
The outreach effort, now in its second year, is part of the Museum’s mission to keep Yogi’s remarkable legacy alive for a new generation of learners and leaders, both on and off the field.
“We started this initiative last spring and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that we’re at it again, with even more participating hospitals,” says Eve Schaenen, the Museum’s Executive Director. “The Museum has so much to offer, to young people especially. The values that made Yogi a national treasure – respect, sportsmanship, perseverance and excellence – are more important today than ever.”
Participating hospitals include: Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center; RWJBarnabasHealth affiliates Clara Maas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Barnabas Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick; Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children's hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.; and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
“With this gift we hope to see a whole new generation sporting Yogi Berra Museum hats in Yogi’s honor,” says Mark Markowitz, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “This donation allows us to say honestly that when it comes to the ideals Yogi represents, it ain’t over!”