Yankees Charity Accused of Poorly Distributing Money and Goods to Community

The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, a charity started by the New York Yankees after they started construction on their new stadium in 2006, has been accused of distributing money unfairly by community members.

According to a report from the New York Times’ Micah Hauser on Tuesday, the Yankees promised in 2006 to donate $40 million in cash grants and sporting equipment and 600,000 tickets to community members in the Bronx over four decades, but an investigation revealed the charity “has operated with little oversight or public accountability, neglecting those who live near the stadium and instead sending money to other, often wealthier parts of the Bronx that were not affected by the construction.”

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