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August 21, 2013

Springbrook group to attend Yankees game


Springbrook officials said they asked directors throughout the divisions about checking on who would be interested and able to go on the trip. And the staff is prepared to meet the transportation, medication and other requirements of the special-needs population, they said.

Bill Mirabito has “a great way” of identifying needs at Springbrook, which has benefited multiple times from his generosity, Stacey Grady, assistant director of development, said. For a large group to go to a Yankee game is an uncommon, she said.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Grady said. “It’s a big undertaking, but it’s going to be so worth it.”

Mirabito applauded Grady’s work to arrange the trip of about 175 miles between Oneonta and the stadium in the Bronx.

“She’s done a wonderful job organizing this,” he said.

And those in the Springbrook community, or interested others, who aren’t going Thursday may check on the trip through social media. DeLanoy said she would be documenting participants’ reactions and excitement. Postings throughout the day will be made at Twitter at and on Springbrook’s Facebook page, she said, and after the event at Flickr at

DeLanoy said the group will be in field-level seats on the first-base side, which is an area promoted as a good place to watching batting practice and catch foul balls.

“For many of the individuals participating in the outing, a trip to Yankee Stadium is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity,” she said in a email. 

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