• Bernie Bags It

    Posted by on December 19th, 2006 · Comments (2)

    And it’s for a good cause. From the Journal News -

    New York Yankees veteran center fielder Bernie Williams has volunteered with Hillside Food Outreach for five years. Though he now helps with fundraising efforts, such as the organization’s big annual event set for Jan. 27, he started out delivering groceries with his wife, Waleska Williams.

    That was after a Hillside Food representative spoke at Williams’ church and impressed the family.

    “It struck a chord with my wife first,” Williams said. “She initially was a volunteer, filling up the grocery bags. She had five families that she would deliver food to on a monthly basis and I would join in once in a while.”

    Along with reaching out to businesses and celebrities for contributions, Williams is a regular at the annual fundraiser and has brought along other Yankees, including manager Joe Torre and relief pitcher Mariano Rivera.

    For more info on the Hillside Food Outreach project, click here.

    Comments on Bernie Bags It

    1. Paul
      December 20th, 2006 | 8:14 am

      Just like he performed as a player, Bernie quietly does good works wherever he goes.

      Maybe Bernie is not Hall of Fame material but he is one of the greatest Yankees ever. He had tremendous talent and great humility. What a gentleman!

      He will deserve any honor he gets and I look forward to Bernie Williams Day at the Stadium.

    2. Raf
      December 20th, 2006 | 10:46 am

      Just like he performed as a player, Bernie quietly does good works wherever he goes.
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      Yep.

      Somehow the Yankee Hype Machine passed Bernie by. To be honest, I’m kinda glad it did.

      Jeez, has it really been 15 years?

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