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Yankees, USO team up to honor veterans

250 volunteers to help assemble USO Care Packages for service members

The New York Yankees and the USO today announced that Yankee Stadium's Great Hall will again host over 250 volunteers to help assemble more than 5,000 USO Care Packages for active duty service members on Wednesday, November 9, at 10:00 a.m.

Yankees front office employees and veterans will be present to help prepare care packages in support of Holidays for Heroes. Among those that will be on hand to lend support to the cause include Yankees radio voice Suzyn Waldman, current YES Network broadcaster David Cone and volunteers from Delta, Disney, FedEx and MetLife.

The USO will distribute the packs to troops serving in remote units across the world during this holiday season. In addition, the New York Yankees Foundation will present the USO with a contribution in the amount of $25,000 in support of this effort.

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The USO keeps America's military service members connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. The USO is a private, non-profit organization that provides a touch of home through centers located at airports and military bases around the world and top quality entertainment through innovative programs and services. It provides critical support to those who need them the most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO's programs and services are made possible by the generosity of the American people, support of their corporate partners and the dedication of more than 30,000 USO volunteers. For more information about the USO of Metropolitan New York, visit usonyc.org.