Sunday, June 23, 2013

Staten Island Yankees Host Megan’s Lemonade Stand

Staten Island Yankees Host Megan’s Lemonade Stand to Support the Manresa Knights of Columbus and

On Sunday, June 23, the Staten Island Yankees are partnering with the Ajello’s and the Staten Island
Borough President’s Office to host a fundraising event at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark. All funds
generated will go to the Manresa Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes.

Megan’s Lemonade Stand, will start when the gates at Richmond County Bank Ballpark open at 3:00pm.
Staten Island Yankees fans will be able to donate to the lemonade that is prepared by Megan Ajello to
raise money for the Manresa Knights of Columbus. Also, the first 2,500 fans in the ballpark will receive a
“Megan’s Lemonade Stand” souvenir cup!

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, please visit and order today!
About the Staten Island Yankees

The Staten Island Yankees are a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees and play at the Richmond
County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League
Champions (200, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011). The Staten Island Yankees are looking forward to an
exciting 2013 Season and hope you will join us at the ballpark!

For more information on Megan’s Lemonade Stand please contact Jill Wright 718.313.1316 or

About Megan’s Lemonade Stand

The lemonade stand for charity started over five years ago in the Ajello driveway. It was the idea of
Megan's sister, Erin, who is now 16. Erin decided the first lemonade stand would benefit West Shore
Little League ‐ which was the first Staten Island little league to include physically disabled children‐ the
Challengers. The 2008 Megan's lemonade stand went to the Strong Kids Campaign for the YMCA. The
Ajello family, including, parents Linda and Danny, have been members since 2000 of the South Shore
YMCA. The lemonade stands continued to make thousands of dollars for charities over the years.

In 2011, Linda Ajello nominated Megan as a HOPE Week nominee as part of the New York Yankees
HOPEweek initiative. The New York Yankees were impressed with Megan's determination. Megan has
cerebral palsy, has a seizure disorder, cannot walk, and has gone for over 5 major operations‐ including
a spinal fusion which placed metal rods and over 37 screw in her spine. Megan has never let that stop
her, she is always smiling.The New York Yankees not only picked Megan as their nominee for July 28,
2011, they made Megan'sLemonade Stand for charity famous. The generous New York Yankees built a
lemonade stand that istruly accessible for Megan, supported the Special Olympics and also the Seton
Foundation forEducation‐ Megan is a student at BIshop Ahern high school, part of Seton.

It is only proper that the stand the New York Yankees built is put to good use once again. Although
Megan had another surgery this past winter, she is ready for the next lemonade stand for charity.

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