In support of its all-star resident Curtis Granderson, 515 East 72nd Street/Miraval Living – a luxury condominium located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side – will donate $1,000 for every home run the New York Yankee hits starting August 1, 2010 until the end of the regular season, which hopefully includes the playoffs. The homerun event will raise money for Curtis Granderson’s charity, Grand Kids Foundation.
“It’s an honor to have such a well-respected athlete living here in our building, and also exciting that he’s a New York Yankee,” said Jim Sheehan, Project Manager of 515 East 72nd Street/Miraval Living. “We feel this is a great opportunity to not only cheer on our favorite player, but raise money for a good cause.”
With 62 games left in the Yankee’s season, Granderson has plenty of time to help the Yankees get into the playoffs, while hitting homeruns for his charity. “I am excited that Miraval Living is making a commitment to the Grand Kids Foundation and inner city education by making a donation for every homerun I hit for the rest of the season. It is a great way to tie together success on the field for the Yankees organization and impact off the field for so many students,” said Curtis Granderson.
Founded in 2006 by Granderson, The Curtis Granderson Grand Kids Foundation aims to enforce educational initiatives to youths and helps to bring the sport of baseball back to the nation’s inner cities. Any money raised during the homerun event will go toward the purchase of school supplies for needy families, as well as schools that do not get the funding they need for establishing baseball programs and scholarship opportunities.
“The Grand Kids Foundation is honored that Miraval Living shares our mission of improving inner city education nationwide by donating $1,000 for every Curtis Granderson homerun for the remainder of the season,” said John Fuller, President of the Grand Kids Foundation.
When Granderson’s not playing centerfield, Miraval Living serves as an excellent living environment where he can find peace in between games. Thanks to the building’s collaboration with Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, residents can enjoy the building’s on-site full-service spa offering everything from massages to relaxation treatments, in addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center and on-premises private park.
For more information on Miraval Living and to track Granderson’s homerun tally, visit 515e72.com.