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Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game benefitting PitCCh In Foundation and the RC22 Foundation. Barclays Center New York | August 21, 2014

Philanthropy

Throughout his career, CC Sabathia's support of community-focused off-the-field activities and non-profit programs has been an important element in rounding out his contribution to the teams for whom he has played. Beginning with his time in Cleveland, CC gave to the Larry Doby RBI Program via a yearly contribution to Cleveland Indians Charities as well as participated in other local programs in neighboring communities. Since moving on to the Milwaukee Brewers and now the New York Yankees, CC has maintained a level of support to organizations and causes that are of personal interest to him in his hometown of Vallejo, California and the greater New York area. This includes providing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those in need, work with the Boys & Girls Club, and Strikeouts For Troops where he assists wounded war heroes and their families.

Then in 2009, CC took the next step when he and his wife Amber, co-founded their own nonprofit, "PitCCh In Foundation," which is designed to help raise the confidence and self-esteem of inner city kids in need through various community outreach, sports and educational programs. Over the last few years, this effort has been responsible for numerous programs in the New York Tri-State area and Vallejo, including the distribution of thousands of back to school backpacks for children, redevelopment of the North Vallejo Little League baseball complex, and the raising of funds for the JCC Therapeutic Nursery in New Jersey. More information about CC's dedication to improving the lives of young people and their communities can be seen at PitCChInFoundation.org.