Yankees tix to help Westchester court officer

Westchester County court officers are raffling off 4 New York Yankees tickets to raise money for court officer Mike Felleman, who is battling leukemia.

The tickets are in Section 210, row 6, for the 1:15 p.m. game on Saturday, July 3. Attorney Christopher Meagher, a founding member and partner of the White Plains firm Meagher & Meagher, P.C., donated the tickets.

To enter the $10 raffle, which ends June 28, call court officer Tom Jones at 845-304-1657.

Federal Prosecutors Visit Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is more than just the new home of 26 World Series championships. The newly built stadium on 161st Street also “is a model of accessibility to people with disabilities.”

So says the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District in Manhattan. The district includes Rockland and Westchester, as well as the Bronx.

Today, Yankee brass and U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin held a news conference at the stadium to announce that the office has completed its review of the ball park. 

Providing proper accessibility for people with disabilities resulted from cooperation between the Yankees, the Department of Justice, and private groups during the stadium’s design and construction.

The Yankees voluntarily sought input from the Justice Department to ensure that the stadium would be accessible to people with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said today in a news release. The act is meant to guarantee that people with disabilities have equal opportunities, including the opportunity to enjoy a sporting event as others do.

Following the news conference at 11 a.m. today, officials offered a tour of some of the new Stadium’s accessible features. The Yanks open the season at the stadium on Thursday, though the team played the Cubs at the new ballpark to cap off spring training.