MONTCLAIR, NJ - All babies born on May 12 at participating NJ hospitals will get a special treat in honor of baseball legend Yogi Berra.
May 12 would have been Berra's 92nd birthday. To honor this special day, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is donating to area hospitals a selection of Yogi Berra Museum baby hats, along with free Museum memberships for the families of all children born that day.
The Museum’s mission is to keep Berra's legacy alive for a new generation of learners and leaders, both on and off the field.
“While Yogi is sadly no longer with us, the values that made him a national treasure – respect, sportsmanship, perseverance and excellence – are more important today than ever,” says Eve Schaenen, executive director, Yogi Berra Museum. “Yogi’s entire life represents a shining example of integrity, humility and unwavering kindness.With this gift we hope to see a whole new generation sporting Yogi Berra Museum hats in his honor.”
The following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals will distribute the hats on May 12: Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Mountainside Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Pascack Valley Medical Center. Parents will have a choice of a white, blue or pink hat for their baby.