Virginia Tech adds Yankees logo to Pinstripe Bowl helmet

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The Hokies added the Yankees logo to their Pinstripe Bowl helmets this season, nevertheless it was not solely as a result of the staff is enjoying at Yankee Stadium. The 2 groups have been interlinked for over a decade. 

On April 16, 2007, over 30 folks have been killed in a capturing on Virginia Tech’s campus, together with the shooter. In wake of the tragedy, the Yankees made a $1 million donation to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund and invited the college’s police and rescue squads to the stadium to be honored earlier than the Yankees’ Might 23 recreation.


Nearly a yr afterward March 18, 2008, New York performed an exhibition recreation towards the Hokies in Blacksburg.  

“For [Then-Yankees owner] George Steinbrenner and people guys, and never simply the cash that them, all of the gamers and the group donated, however for them to donate their time,” Virginia Tech interim coach J.C. Worth stated to the Washington Post. “Taking trip of their schedule after they might have been wherever else however Blacksburg, Virginia, to play a baseball recreation, that’s what makes our emotions towards the Yankees very particular.”

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