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Cano, Robertson to be honored in Trenton

07/10/2012 2:52 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
Thursday, July 26 is an off-day for the Yankees, but Robinson Cano and David Robertson will be visiting the Trenton Thunder to take part in an event honoring both Cano’s RC24 Foundation and Robertson’s High Socks For Hope Foundation.

That night is the MVP (Medicine Via Philanthropy) Foundation’s second annual event at Mercer County Waterfront Park, and prior to the 7:05 p.m. game between the Thunder and Harrisburg Senators, MVP founder and Thunder team chiropractor Dr. Thomas Haveron will present checks to Cano and Robertson on behalf of their foundations.

"This is a great opportunity to publicly thank Robertson and Cano for all the work they do for our communities here and elsewhere," said Dr. Haveron said in a statement. “I wanted to host the event in Trenton as a way of thanking the Thunder for allowing me to be part of the team and the greatest baseball family ever."

Robertson and Cano, who are both Thunder alumni, will also throw out the ceremonial first pitches for that night’s game, and their visit marks the first time in Thunder history that current members of the Yankees will visit Waterfront Park for a game, not counting rehab assignments.

"Doc Haveron and the MVP Foundation are committed to helping those in need and we're happy to be a part of it," said Thunder Director of Public Relations Bill Cook. "Having two of our All-Star alumni, Robinson Cano and David Robertson, return to Trenton will make this a night that Thunder and Yankee fans won't want to miss."

In addition to Robertson and Cano eight past New York Yankees stars – including Jim Leyritz, Roy White, and Oscar Gamble – will also be at Waterfront Park for the event.

You can be a part of that night’s festivities, and can also support the RC24 and High Socks For Hope Foundations in doing so. From the Thunder:

Fans may receive a special ticket rate and support the RC24 and High Socks For Hope Foundations by purchasing their tickets online with Special Offer Code "MVP". With the code, tickets are just $10 ($2 off) and $3 per ticket will be donated to the foundations. In addition, two lucky fans who use the Special Offer Code to purchase their ticket will be randomly selected to go on the field for the check presentations.

The MVP Foundation, which was founded in 2011 by Dr. Haveron, raises money for children with serious illnesses, provides scholarships for students to attend medical school and helps other non-profit foundations fulfill their missions. You can learn more by visiting http://www.mvpfoundation.net.

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