January 11, 2019

Yankees’ Pitcher Chad Green to Join Giants’ Sterling Shepard at #518gives Fundraiser

Chad Green, pitcher with the New York Yankees, will appear as a special sports guest at the #518gives Fundraiser to benefit the Center for Disability Services on Sunday, January 27. Green will join New York Giant’s wide receiver Sterling Shepard in the sports area, which is presented by UHY LLP, at the Red Lion Hotel, formerly the Radisson Hotel Albany, 205 Wolf Road. The two sports stars will sign autographs for fans from noon to 3 p.m. Autographs are $25 per autograph, per athlete. Baseballs will be sold for $25, footballs for $50 and photos of each athlete cost $15 per photo. All proceeds from the #518gives Fundraiser stay in the Capital Region and Saratoga/Lake George area. The Center and its divisions, St. Margaret’s Center, Prospect Center in Queensbury, Life Quality Solutions Incubator and the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center strive to improve tomorrow and have a positive impact today on the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Green has been with the Yankees since 2016, and made his major league debut in May of that year as a reliever. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina, and played college baseball at the University of Louisville.

The New York Yankees have a large fan base in Albany and have played a major part in the Center’s fundraising broadcast for years. Past special guests include Gaylord Perry, (the late) Ryne Duren, Rusty Torres and Frank Tepedino (2002), Goose Gossage (2003), Jorge Posada (2004), Joe Girardi (2005), Bubba Crosby (2006), Scott Proctor (2007), Shelley Duncan (2008), Brian Bruney (2009), Brett Gardner (2010), David Robertson (2011), Joba Chamberlain (2012), Cody Eppley (2013), Shawn Kelley (2014), Adam Warren (2015), Didi Gregorius (2016), Luis Severino (2017), and Aaron Boone (2018).

For information go to #518gives,, @cfdsny on Twitter and Instagram or search cfdsny on The all live, all local #518gives Fundraiser broadcast airs on WXXA/FOX23 (cable channel 8 or check listings) from noon to 7 p.m. The Center for Disability Services, celebrating 76 years of service to the community, is known as the place where people get better at life.