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New York Yankees host back-to-school supplies drive

Gate 6 of Yankee Stadium is seen in

Gate 6 of Yankee Stadium is seen in this photo.

The New York Yankees are hosting a back-to-school supplies drive on Wednesday.

As part of the 2015 HOPE (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) Week, Yankees players, as well as students from an elementary school in New Jersey, will collect donations at a table outside the Gate 6 entrance, at 161st Street and River Avenue,  at 11 a.m., before their 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins. The school supplies will be given to Bronx elementary school students.

Fans are asked to donate new or gently used school supplies, especially backpacks, binders, notebooks and markers. Those who make a donation will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win Yankees tickets and autographed HOPE Week baseballs. Additionally, the first 2,500 fans to donate will also receive a commemorative HOPE week pin.

This year marks the seventh annual HOPE Week, and through Aug. 21, the Yankees will reach out to an individual, family or organization worthy of recognition and support, surprising honorees with a day celebrating their accomplishments. Throughout the years, the Yankees have recognized more than 30 different organizations. For more information, visit


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