Thanks to his five recent homeruns, 515 East 72nd Street/Miraval Living, a luxury condominium located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has increased its overall contribution to his charity to $14,000 and counting.
“It’s been a very exciting time for the entire Miraval Living community, to watch one of our own residents raise money for such a great cause and help further the education of young children,” said Jim Sheehan, Project Manager of 515 East 72nd Street/Miraval Living.
“I am excited that Miraval Living has made 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,” added Curtis. “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.”
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.