USFJ dependents to play in charity game for Yankees great Jeter


USFJ dependents to play in charity game for Yankees great Jeter

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: February 03, 2015

Looks as if a dozen-plus teen-aged baseball players from DODDS schools in Japan will get a chance to play for former New York Yankees great Derek Jeter.

According to an e-mail received from Yokota High School Athletics Director Tim Pujol, U.S. Forces Japan command staff have been tasked with representing the American side of a charity fundraiser baseball game scheduled for March 21 at Tokyo Dome.

Jeter, who retired from the Yankees after a 19-season career last fall, and former Yankees teammate and Tokyo Giants start Hideki Matsui are working with several sponsors for a weekend of special appearances, fundraisers, clinics and the exhibition baseball game. DODDS student-athletes will make up the American side under Jeter, while a Japanese junior high-aged team will be helmed by Matsui, according to Pujol’s e-mail.

Proceeds will go to support children in Japan’s Tohoku (northeast) region who are orphaned, displaced or otherwise in need, four years after the Great Tohoku Earthquake of March 11, 2011.

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