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                                                                                                                                                                                     LITTLE FALLS, NJ
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                                                                                    8 Quarry Road, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424
                                                                                    Located on the campus of Montclair State University

                                                                                                                                                                                        Winter 2010

                                                 MUSEUM RENOVATION/EXPANSION UNDERWAY
Photo by Bill Heuberger

                          With a little help from their friends, Carmen and    additions and upgrades, will allow us to enhance           Hanlon. All funds for the statue and entire project
                          Yogi Berra helped move some bricks and mortar        the Museum experience — especially for the                 are being raised through private donations, and
                          last Oct. 5 as part of the Museum’s ground-          thousands of youngsters who will continue to               a few naming opportunities are still available.
                          breaking ceremony, paving the way for the            benefit from our programs that teach history,              The YBMLC will remain open during most of
                          building’s $3.5 million renovation and expansion.    good values and character education.”                      the renovations, which is being done by Turner
                             And with a little help from Mother Nature,            Indeed, the exhibit gallery, designed by               Construction of Somerset, NJ.
                          the Museum’s new gleaming glass exterior and         Gallagher & Associates of Silver Spring, Md., will            As Yogi and Carmen donned hard hats for the
                          expanded gallery entrance will be done around        better reflect the remarkable accomplishments              ceremonial first digs, they were joined by
                          the start of the 2010 baseball season.               and important values that Yogi Berra has always            Montclair State president Dr. Susan Cole, Carroll,
                             The vastly new YBMLC — designed by Joseph         lived by. The upgrade of the theater, which will           and students from Bradford School in Montclair.
                          Tattoni and Arvind Tikku of ikon.5 architects of     remain the hub of the Museum’s educational                 Almost 11 years earlier, a group of Bradford
                          Princeton, NJ — is expected to be completed in       and public programming (and allow for more                 students were the first public visitors when the
                          about a year, with the exhibit gallery and theater   convenient broadcasts and long-distance learning),         Museum first opened.
                          also part of the overall renovation.                 is being made possible by a gift from Jay and                 “It’s going to look great, and I’m grateful and
                             “This has been a dream of Yogi’s and Carmen’s     Patty Baker.                                               humbled it’s happening,” said Yogi. “Mostly I’m
                          for a long time,” said Kevin Carroll, president of       Another impressive feature in the works is a           thankful to everyone for making it necessary.”
                          the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “The renovation      life-size bronze statue of Yogi, to be anchored in
                          and expansion, with all of its exciting new          the new plaza, created by famed sculptor Brian

                                                                                                                                               years. A graduate of Rutgers Law School,
                                                                                          Welcome On Board                                     Jim resides in Westfield, NJ with his wife Patti
                                                                                          The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center              and their four children.
                                                                                          welcomes the addition of five highly                    Chip Sgro is Citigroup’s General
                                                                                          accomplished professionals to its Board of           Counsel for Anti-Money Laundering and
                                                                                          Trustees.                                            Investigative Services. Prior to joining Citi in
                                                                                              Shawn Jennings is CEO of Real House,             2002, Chip worked for nearly ten years in
                                                                                          Inc., a shelter and outpatient facility for          public service, holding positions with the
                                                                                          women with substance and domestic abuse              U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S.
                                                                                          issues. He is also a managing partner with           Commodity FuturesTrading Commission and
Yogi And Kids Promote Write Stuff                                                         BFL LLC, a property management company.              the White House. He resides in Boonton
                                                                                          A graduate of Northeastern University,               Township, NJ with his wife Kimberley.
Though he never received a formal education,Yogi Berra
                                                                                          Shawn resides in Montclair, NJ with his wife            Brian Smith is the Senior Vice
owns three honorary doctorate degrees, authored three
                                                                                          Ann and four children.                               President, Corporate/Community Relations
NewYork Times bestsellers and is arguably the most quoted
                                                                                              Mark Markowitz has over 25 years of              for the New York Yankees. Prior to starting
man in America.
                                                                                          experience in the IT and consulting                  as an intern for the Yankees in 1993, Brian
   Clearly,Yogi — whose granddaughter Lindsay is a YBMLC
                                                                                          industries, and has also been a consultant to        graduated from the University of Tulsa,
board member and senior writer for ESPN magazine —
                                                                                          state, local and federal government agencies.        where he played linebacker on the football
understands the importance of writing. And that’s the
                                                                                          A key executive in taking companies public,          team and earned his master’s in sports
message he and a group of young students from Brooklyn
                                                                                          Mark was also a professor at American                management. He lives with his wife and son
and Montclair stressed at the Museum & Learning Center
                                                                                          University, where he received his graduate           in New Rochelle, NY.
where they taped a public-service announcement for the
                                                                                          degree. He lives with his wife Cindy and                The five newcomers join the existing
College Board.
                                                                                          two children in Flanders, NJ.                        Board of Trustees, which includes Kevin
   The College Board is a not-for-profit membership
                                                                                              Jim Seery is a partner in the New York           Carroll, Julie Jackson, George Turner, Joel
association whose mission is to connect students to college
                                                                                          office of DLA Piper, an international law firm       Benenson, Robert Drasheff, Lindsay Berra,
success and opportunity.
                                                                                          which has been providing pro bono legal              Lou Lamoriello, Randy Levine, Steven
   The PSA, narrated by Bob Costas, is being shown during
                                                                                          services to the Museum for the past two              Plofker and James Manfredonia.
Big East Conference basketball telecasts throughout the
2009-2010 season.
                                  YOGI IN THE NEWS                                                                                        living examples of how service to country changes
                                                                                                                                          lives and helps develop leaders,” said Edward
• A longtime fixture at the Bob Hope Classic,Yogi                                                                                         Walker Jr., president and Navy Memorial CEO.
served as the iconic PGA Tour event’s first-ever
“Classic Ambassador” for the tourney in January 2010.                                                                                     • Yogi presented the incomparable Mariano Rivera
                                                                                                                                          and his family with a special ring to commemorate
• Escorted by First Lady Michelle Obama and                                                                                               his 500th career save in a Sept. 29 ceremony at the
Second Lady Jill Biden,Yogi was a featured part of                                                                                        Stadium.
the 2009 World Series opening ceremony
honoring the nation’s veterans. All watched as Tony                                                                                       • During an August game at Yankee Stadium,Yogi
Odierno, a West Point graduate who lost his left                                                                                          reunited with The Greatest, Muhammad Ali.Yogi,
arm during the war in Iraq, threw out the first pitch                            Yogi gets a hand from Michelle Obama and Jill Biden      who was a pretty fair boxer himself in his younger
before Game 1. Two days after the Yankees’ 27th                                                                                           days, passed along good wishes to Ali’s youngest
                                                                                 • Yogi received the U.S. Navy Memorial
championship,Yogi and Carmen rode in an old-time                                                                                          son Asad, who was drafted as a catcher by the
                                                                                 Foundation’s prestigious Lone Soldier Award in
car to help lead the Yankee parade down the                                                                                               Angels in the 40th round of 2009 amateur draft.
                                                                                 Washington D.C. on Sept 22, given annually to
Canyon of Heroes.                                                                former sailors who exemplify the Navy’s core             • Yogi was inducted into the inaugural class of the
• For a TBS special on World Series heroes,Yogi                                  values. Yogi, who served on an Allied missile boat       St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in November,
was interviewed at the Museum by Mr. October                                     during the invasion of Normandy in 1944, was             enshrined in his hometown with the likes of
himself, Reggie Jackson, during the network’s 2009                               honored along with FedEx CEO Fred Walker and             Cardinals legend Stan Musial and Olympic track star
postseason coverage.                                                             cosmetics giant Ronald Lauder. “Our honorees are         Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

                               AUTHOR DISCUSSIONS                                30 years ago, his new biography received glowing

Author discussions at the Museum are always a
                                                                                 reviews largely due to his supreme research.
                                                                                 That included insight into Munson’s troubled
                                                                                                                                                     A special thank you
source of entertaining storytelling and insights into                            childhood with an abusive and neglectful father,                to our celebrity friends who generously
fascinating subjects. Recent highlights included an                              and, later on, how George Steinbrenner defied a                 donated their time to our many events,
evening with Jerry Izenberg, the legendary tell-it-                              tradition by making the gruff catcher the first                       programs and fundraisers.
like-it-is columnist who recently retired after almost                           Yankee captain since Lou Gehrig.                                    Alan Kalter          Mariano Rivera
a half-century at the Star-Ledger.                                                  Speaking of the wild ‘70s, no stranger baseball                  Bart Oates           Mark DiIonno
    To say Jerry is sort of a passionate fellow who                              trades ever transpired than the one involving Fritz                Bob Lorenz              Michael Kay
has zero tolerance for social injustices is a little like                        Peterson and Mike Kekich, who swapped wives                       Bobby Shantz           Mike Pagliarulo
saying Springsteen can sort of energize a crowd.                                 and families as members of the Yankees in 1973.                  Brian Leonard              Mike Pope
Introduced by current Ledger columnist Mark                                         Peterson, forever remembered for the unique                      Bruce Beck          Mike Sheppard Jr.
DiIonno, Izenberg enthralled a packed audience                                   exchange, was also a stellar pitcher on some not-                 Bruce Driver          Moose Skowron
with tales ranging from his Newark childhood to his                              so-stellar Yankee teams. He won 69 games from                     Bruce Harper            Nick Swisher
travels with Muhammad Ali and other first-person                                                                                                  Cody Ransom            Ottis Anderson
                                                                                 1969-72, and was a 20-game winner in ’70 when he
brushes with history, all included in his deeply                                                                                                Dave Anderson               Pat Flaherty
                                                                                 had a rookie catcher named Thurman Munson.                          Fred Hill, Jr.        Pat Hodgson
personal memoir Through My Eyes:A Sports Writer’s                                   Last September, the whimsical Peterson, now an
58-Year Journey.                                                                                                                                    Fred Hill, Sr.        Paul Mirabella
                                                                                 evangelical Christian and battling prostate cancer,               Gary Carter               Peter King
    On the 30th anniversary of Yankee legend                                     captivated Museum visitors with great baseball                   Gene Michael             Ralph Branca
Thurman Munson’s terrible death at age 32, Marty                                 tales. And he also talked of his long-ago                         Gil Hodges Jr.           Rich Kotite
Appel spoke eloquently of the man he knew so                                     controversy, and other issues in his self-published            Goose Gossage              Rick Cerone
well and captured in his riveting biography: Munson:                             memoir, Mickey Mantle Is Going to Heaven.                         Graig Nettles            Rod Gilbert
The Life and Death of aYankee Captain.                                              And in November, popular NFL expert Peter                  Gretchen Randolph            Ron Guidry
    Marty is the ultimate Yankee historian, having                               King entertained visitors and greeted old friends in                 Ian Eagle             Roy White
served as the team’s PR man in the raucous 1970s,                                a Montclair homecoming of sorts as he read from                      Jay Black           Scott Brunner
and having authored 17 books, including a children’s                             and signed copies of his new book Monday Morning                Jimmie Johnson           Scott Goodale
biography of Yogi Berra.                                                                                                                             Joe Girardi          Steve Balboni
    While Marty co-wrote Munson’s autobiography                                                                                                     John Franco           Sweeny Murti
                                                                                                                                               Joseph Gannascoli            Tiki Barber
                                                                                                                                                    Karl Nelson           Toby Dawson
                                                                                                                                                     Kay Murcer            Tom Verducci
                                      POSADAS                                    The prevalence of obesity has more than                           Laura & Jorge           Tom Vigorito
                                                                                 doubled for young children in the last two                            Posada               Tony Veteri
                                  PREACHING HEALTH                               decades. It’s made worse by an increasing                           Lee Mazzilli          Whitey Ford
                            One day after an exulting ride up the Canyon of      sedentary lifestyle, driven by video games,                       Len Coleman             Gene Tolliver
                            Heroes, Jorge Posada and his wife Laura were         television and computers. And in a fast-food
                            warmly greeted by another legion of fans at the      society in which unhealthy food is ubiquitous in
                            Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.                 kids’ lives, there’s also dwindling
                                Yet the Posadas came not to bask in more         opportunities for exercise.
                            adoration, but to help promote a message which          Both Posadas feel passionately
                                                                                                                                       TEEING UP FOR CHARITY
                            is regularly emphasized in Museum programs —         about nutrition and physical             Spots are filling up fast for the 2010 Yogi Berra Museum
                            the importance of healthy living and physical        activity, as do issues are amplified     Celebrity Golf Classic, to be held June 14 at the beautiful
                            activity. They signed over 200 copies of their new   for minority children.                   Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, NJ.
                            book Fit Home Team:The Posada Family Guide to           They also acknowledged that              One of the nation’s most popular celebrity golf outings,
                            Health, Exercise and Nutrition the Inexpensive and   past experiences with the illness        featuring past and current Yankees and Mets and other athletes
                            Simple Way.                                          of their son reinforced the              and entertainers, this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of
                                Their timing couldn’t be more fitting.           importance of health in their lives.     the event — as well as Yogi’s 85th birthday.
                            There’s a childhood obesity crisis in our country.   And Laura called on parents to be           Proceeds from the event are designated for the Museum’s
                                                                                 motivators and lead their kids by        educational programs, summer camps, after-school clinics, and
 Photo by Kristie Cataffi

                                                                                 example. “People have to stop            community outreach programs throughout the region.
                                                                                 making excuses and start looking            For registration and sponsorship info, call events director
                                                                                 for activities they will enjoy and       Joni Bronander at (973) 655-6890 or
                                                                                 keep families active and healthy,”
                                                                                 she told an interviewer. “Our
                                                                                 book reminds readers of the
                                                                                 simple things we used to do when
                                                                                 were growing up that are
                                                                                 sometimes forgotten. It will lead
                                                                                 families step by step on how to
                                                                                 work as a team and make a
                                                                                 change for life.”
                            Laura and Jorge Posada with new friends.
                                                                                                                             Roy White, Gene Michael, Mickey Rivers, Yogi, Oscar Gamble and
                                                                                                                             Goose Gossage at last year’s Celebrity Golf Classic.
Two of the Museum’s recent exhibits paid tribute to two Yankee icons,
both forever connected by more than their pinstripes.
    Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter, both team captains, also are the
embodiment of Yankee pride and leadership. The Museum
commemorated the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell —
“The Gettysburg Address of Baseball” — last summer with an
exhibit featuring baseball treasures from the collection of Stephen
Wong, including Gehrig’s game-used cap and 1939 road jersey.
    And this winter, in honor of Jeter being named Sportsman of
the Year by Sports Illustrated, the Museum organized an exhibit,
Captain, Champion, Sportsman. The exhibit featured the sterling
silver Sportsman’s Trophy crafted by Tiffany, engraved with each
athlete’s name since the award was instituted in 1955, as well as
original artwork by renowned sports artist James Ferrara.                                                           Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter were subjects of recent Museum exhibits.

  MUSEUM HONORS CLOSERS                                  participated in a lively discussion expertly                              recent graduates pursuing a career in an
                                                         moderated by Michael Kay, and to be broadcast                             increasingly media-driven market. Attendees
  As much as anyone, Rich (Goose) Gossage                by the YES Network in February.                                           heard stories and advice from leading sports
  changed the perception of relief pitchers in one of       The Museum gratefully thanks our guests,                               professionals including David Galant of MLB
  the game’s most dramatic developments of the           co-sponsors Nautica and the New York Yankees                              Productions, Don Sperling of the NY Giants, Gary
  20th century.                                          and especially the legendary relievers for making                         Hoenig of ESPN The Magazine; Kelly Whiteside of
     Like many relievers, he was a failed starter,       the event successful. Proceeds will benefit the                           USA Today, Colleen Duffy-Brace of ANC Sports;
  relegated to the “junkpile” or bullpen. But over the   Museum’s year-round education programs.                                   and Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
  last generation, relievers of Goose’s ilk have                                                                                       In partnership with Lunar Sports, the Museum
  evolved into a most indispensable part of every
  team. Today, a team simply cannot win without an                Getting The Jump On                                              hosted two three-day “Sports Business Camps”
                                                                                                                                   for high school students last summer, providing
  ultra-reliable “closer,” the bullpen savior who                  Careers In Sports                                               tools for what they’ll need on their journey to a
  almost never pitches without a lead or for more        Whether it’s Yogi Berra or Steve Jobs, the formula                        sports business career. Plans are underway for
  than one inning.                                       for career success isn’t exactly a mystery — love                         future camps this summer as well.
     Today relievers and closers come in all shapes      what you do, and do it great.                                                 Also this summer, the Museum will again host
  and sizes. And without question, the greatest of          If you’re trying to break in and get ahead in the                      the popular Bruce Beck-Ian Eagle Sports
  them all is a slender gentleman from Panama            ultra-competitive multi-billion sports industry, the                      Broadcasting Camp, run by two of the area’s most
  named Mariano Rivera. Though 40 Rivera is as           message is similar: Be original, work hard, be the best.                  accomplished broadcasters. Now entering its
  indomitable as ever as a member of the Core               To that end, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning                          ninth year here, the camp is nationally recognized
  Four — the Yankees’ homegrown quartet who              Center is helping young career-seekers on                                 as the finest of its kind with numerous campers
  came up in the mid-1990s and played vital roles in     another level, continuing to provide them the                             ultimately graduating to high-profile internships
  the team’s championship runs, including last year’s.   inside track on the fast-changing sports industry                         and jobs at major media outlets. Regularly
     Fittingly, Rivera, Gossage and John Franco, the     through interactive seminars and camps.                                   featuring guest appearances from other
  Mets’ longtime closer whose 424 career saves are          In its partnership with Diamond Sports Group,                          broadcasters and a Q&A with Yogi Berra, this
  most by a lefthander, were the guests of honor         the Museum hosted Media and Sports: It’s A Whole                          year’s camp will be held July 26-30. For more info,
  last November at the Museum’s gala fundraising         New Ballgame, last October for students and                     
  event,“Closers.” Each mingled with guests, then

          EDUCATIONAL FORUMS                                                                                                                personality. He
                                                                             TIKI’S LIFE LESSONS

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Andrew Mordzynski
The Museum has been a hub of sports education forums,                                                                                       was interested in
one notable being its series of “Your Kid and Sports:What              In the storied 84-year history of the New                            business, literacy
Every Parent Should Know” seminars. Longtime educator                  York Football Giants, nobody has gained                              and philanthropy
and coach John McCarthy expertly moderates these seasonal              more rushing and receiving yards than                                concerns and
panel programs in which attendees receive terrific advice              a 5-foot-9 fellow whose multi-dimensional                            created Tiki
from college coaches and former athletes.                              talents have also served him well off the                            Ventures.
   Among the topics covered in recent and future programs:             football field.                                                         And through-
How to nurture your child’s ability, how to find their best                That fellow, of course, is Tiki Barber. And                      out “An Evening
sport, how to select the right college; and how to best realize        the most accomplished offensive player to                            With Tiki Barber,” Carmen Berra welcomes
your child’s athletic potential.                                       ever wear Big Blue regaled Museum                                    the effervescent Tiki Barber to Museum.
   Other programs for students regularly examine ethical               visitors last year — including a group of                            University of
issues in the media world. Clearly, the way people consume             New Jersey high school football captains                             Virginia graduate showed a heartfelt
news, and the way it’s produced and delivered, changes                 — with an equally inspirational and                                  interest in providing young people the
almost every day. In partnership with Montclair State’s                entertaining discussion about his struggles                          proper message about hard work and
broadcasting department, the Museum continues to host                  and triumphs.                                                        respect.
important seminars, including “Sports Media Ethics in the Age              Not unlike the legendary Jim Brown,                                 Tiki later signed copies of his children’s
of Twitter and Facebook,” featuring leading sports journalists.        Barber left football at the prime of his                             book Teammates, which he co-authored
   The Museum is planning other media programs looking at              career to pursue other interests, which are                          with his twin brother Ronde, a defensive
the impact of the new technologies, and the importance of              considerable. He was interested in politics                          back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
time-tested imperatives of accuracy, fairness and independence.        and world events and became a news

Hope Legacy Benefits Museum Programs                                                                                                        May 27 Yogi Berra Signing of The Yogi Book: I Really
The Museum was recently awarded a $50,000 grant by the
                                                                                   Mark Your Calendars                                      Didn't Say Everything I Said Just in time for Father's Day,Yogi
                                                                       March 25 Ten Things Every Coach/Parent Should Know                   Berra will sign copies of his revised New York Times best-seller of
Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation, which will be              About Sports Safety Program in conjunction with Athletic             his legendary quotes. Books available for purchase at Museum.
used to provide programming for students in the Paterson               Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) to inform coaches and        Pre-orders are required to guarantee receiving a signed copy.
                                                                       parents on health issues, including injury prevention, treatment,    Call (973) 655-2378 for info.
Public Schools.                                                        proper conditioning and coaching the child beyond the athlete.
                                                                                                                                            June 14 Yogi Berra Museum Celebrity Golf Classic
   The grant will enable the Museum to bring its character             For more info and to register, visit
                                                                                                                                            Annual charity golf event at Montclair Golf Club to support
                                                                       Deadline for registration is March 21.
education programs to high school students, as well as afford                                                                               Museum’s education programs. For registration and sponsorship
                                                                       May 14 Old School Coaching Still Matters: How New                    opportunities, call (973) 655-6890.
elementary students an opportunity to visit and participate in         Jersey's Top Masters Build Successful Football Programs
Museum programs.                                                                                                                            July 8 Screening of Jews and Baseball:An American
                                                                       Breakfast workshop for football coaches featuring some of New        Love Story Special screening of new feature-length documentary
   Helping children was always a special cause for Bob Hope,           Jersey's most accomplished leaders. Guests include: Rick Giancola,   by Clear Lake Productions written by Pulitzer Prize-winning
                                                                       Montclair State coach; Mike Miello, Hackensack HS coach; Doug        former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow. Film will be
who was the most successful and influential comedian of the            Wilkins, 2009 New Jersey Coach of the Year at Mountain Lakes         followed by discussion with Berkow.Tickets: $15.
past century. One of the most famous Americans of his time,            HS; and Warren Wolf, New Jersey's all-time winningest high school    For reservations, call (973) 655-2378.
                                                                       coach at Brick HS. Program, moderated by John McCarthy,
he was admired worldwide for his achievements in his chosen            founder of Museum's Coaching Institute, is sanctioned by the
art form as well as his charitable endeavors.                          NJSIAA and all participants receive three hours of professional
                                                                       in-service credit.Workshop fee: $50.
   We are grateful and proud of the Hope Foundation’s                  To RSVP call (973) 655-6891 or e-mail
                                         G Bohm               National Baseball
Donors                                   G Formichalle            Hall of Fame
                                                                  and Museum
                                                                                   Our Friends The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center gratefully thanks the following individuals and organizations for
Through December 31, 2009                Gail Connolly                             their gifts, time and in-kind services. We apologize for any inadvertent omissions or misspellings. Donors through December 2009
                                         George Ruthauser     Patricia Comerford
$500,000 +            Donors up          Gil Sanabria         Patricia D’Avanzo    Al Santasiere               Bobbi Brown            Dick Friedman           James Ferrara          Marty Bauer            Rocco LoConte
Stephen and               to $5,000                           Patricia LaDuca      Almar Party & Tent             Cosmetics           DLA Piper               Jason Zillo            Monday Night           Ron Goldstein
    Mary Birch        Alan Blumkin       Greg Emelar
                                                              Patrick LePore          Rentals                  Bobby O’Dell           Donna Riley             Jaymie Baker              Magic/Magical       Sam Segal
    Foundation /      Alberto Esposito   Greg Higgins                                                                                                                                   Moments
                                                              Paul Fortney         Altadis USA                 Brian McLaughlin       Eva Kaplan              John Davis/MSU                                Tara Rienecker
    Jewels of Charity Aleta Totire       Gregg Lange                                                                                                                                 Montclair Golf Club
                                                              Paul Giordano        Andrea Watman               Callaway Golf          Eileen Finn             John Galayda                                  Thomas Haveron, MD
                      Alisa & Ian Eagle  Gus Bates                                                                                                                                   Montclair State
$ 50,000 +                               Guy Gaetano          Paul Mirabella       Andrew Hawryluk             Chad Millman           Filip Bondy             Joy Segal                                     Tony Capparelli
Bob and Dolores       Allen Barra                                                  Annin Flag                  Charles Zoeller/AP     Frederick & Froberg     KC Kaicher                University          Tony Morante
                                         Harry Doherty        Paul Engel
    Hope Charitable Allen Willis                                                   A-Plus Embroidery           Conair                     Design              Ketel One              Newark Bears           William Heuberger
                                         Helen Geyer          Pfizer Foundation
    Foundation        American Society                            Matching Gifts   Ben Segal                   Continental Airlines   Harry Swanson           Lindsay Baker          New York Yankees       All of the volunteers
The New York              of the Italian Hicks Sports Group                                                                                                                          Nissan
                                                                  Program          Ben Wittkowski              Dale Whittenberger     Harvey Araton           Lou Rocco                                        of the Yogi Berra
    Yankees               Legions        Hope T. Kerr                                                                                                                                Printers Place            Museum & Learning
                                                              Plastic Profiles     Berra Family                Darren Ventre          Jack Bowers             Marc Rosenweig
The Seedlings         Andrew McFarlane Investors Savings      Ralph Lilore                                     Debbie Tymon           Jackie Friedman         Mark Biroc             Ralph Izzard              Center
    Foundation        Andy Weissman          Bank
                                         JAG Physical         Raymond Trepkau
$ 25,000              Anne Bosch                                                                                                                              Ralph Lilore           Al Pavese              Rob & Cherie Skead
Borman Family         Anne Dobb              Therapy
                      Ann-Sheryl White James Ribellino
                                                                  Petroleum        New and Renewed Members                                                    Paul Lioy              Willis Platt           Tom Skibicki
    Foundation                                                Rich Clarson         March 1, 2009 through December 13, 2009                                    Joseph LiPari          Bob Portner            Carolina Soares
                      Anonymous          Jeff Magnuson
ICAP Services                                                 Rich Egan                                                                                       Frank Locastro         Lee Primiano           Sam Sower
                      Barbara Kiley      Jeffrey Resnick
TMNG Global                                                   Rich Lee             Edward Albanese             Joseph Chierico        Thomas P. Giblin        Donald MacCartney      Harry Raymond          Joyce Spray
                      Bill Bella         Jerome Learner
 Yes Network                                                  Richard Festa        Edward Aronow               James Cioffi           Michael Goering         John M. Marsh          Joseph Ressler         Dick & Pam Stolz
                      Bob Constable      Jim Wallbillich
$ 15,000 +                               Joe Cogan            Richard Hans         Ron Aronowitz               Regina Faith Claeys    Bob Golon               Dr. Joseph & Deb       Diane Rice             Richard Szigety
Hertz Corporation     Bob Morgan                              Richard Newman       Joseph Attanasi, Jr.        Norm Coleman           Barry Goodsmith            Mason               Neil Robertello        Robert Tiefenbacher
                      Bob Portner        John Barrett
Lisa and Joel                                                 Richard Ruffino      Theresa Bariso &            Pat Comerford          Nancy Greulich          Anita Mattoon          Roseann Ronnan         John Toomey
                      Bob Tokash         John LaBarbara
    Benenson                                                  Robert Bauer            Edward Nicholson         Richard Davidson       Bryan Hayward           Robert McDermott       Richard Ruggiero       C.Y. & Bill Treene
                      Bobby Shantz       John Labarbara
Nautica / VF                                                  Robert Butler        Louise Bellace              James Davis            Brian Henderson         Georgr Meredith        George, Amie & Jill    Raymond Trepkau
                      Bradley Lawrence   John Valerino
    Sportswear                                                Robert Deissler      Darrell Berger              Stephanie Diorio       Steve Isaacson          Jay Mirsky                Ruthauser           Jack Veary
                      Brenda & Hartley   John R. Helm
TD Bank                                                       Robert Drasheff      John P. Beirne              Ray Doherty            Donald Juliano          William Morrison       Laura Salmon           Frank Vignola
                          Bingham        John Lanza
$ 10,000 +                                                    Robert Erickson      John Bertrand               Joseph Emma            David Kandall           Angela Morton          Harvey Sandig          Sal Viola
                      Brian Cronin       Joseph Mason
Eric Semler                                                   Robert Jentner       Michelle Bontempo           Rev. Alberto G.        Martin & Laura Kane     Patrick Murphy         Robert Sandler         Jeffrey Vrecenak
                      Brian Hendrickson Judith Conger         Robert Miers         Karen Brunner                  Esposito            Hope Kerr               George O’Reilly, Sr.   Michelle Sarver        Rich Williamson
Julie & Glenn         Browning Family    Julila Bonsal
    Jackson                                                   Robert Milano        Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Bush      Richard Feinberg       Barbara Kiley           Edwin S. & Catherine   Jim Savage             Al Willis
                      Bryan Hayward      Julie Lanna                                                                                                             Olsen
Merrill Lynch                                                 Robert Reif          Marissa Cannataro           Al Frech               Steve Levine                                   Rocco Savino           Pam Wolfrom
                      Charles Cooper     Kaplan & Schultz                                                                                                     Chris Orie
Robert Cerullo                                                Robert               Mr. & Mrs. Joseph           Leslie Fries           Elliot Levy                                    Steve Schrader         Robert Zaragoza
                      Charles Scheeler   Karen Aiello                                 Catalfamo, Jr.                                                          David Pagliaro
                                                                  TIefenbacher                                 Frank FyffeKeith &     Quintin Lew                                    William F. Schwitter   Alan Zuckerman
$ 5,000 +             Cheryl Goldstein   Kathleen Pollina                                                         Esperanza Galfo
                                                              Robert D. Patton
Bobbi Brown &         Cheryl Herman      Kevin Carroll
                                                              Rocco Savino
    Steven Plofker    Chris Duffy        Kristal Hnyda
                                                              Rory McFarland
Chip Sgro             Chris & Joe Howley Larry Blomberg       Rosemary Skibicki                       OUR MISSION is to preserve and promote the values of respect, sportsmanship, social justice and
Commerce Bank         Christine Foglia   Lawrence Chodor
                                                              SA Cresci                                excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse, sports-based educational programs and exhibits.
D’Addario             Damian Dobrosielk Leslie Fries          Salvatore Viola
    Foundation        Daphne Fox         M Ertlo
Floyd Hall                                                    Seymour Speigel
                      David Kandall      Mariann McDaniel
    Enterprises                                               Shawn Jennings
                                         Marianne Purcell
Grubb & Ellis
Kenneth Langone
                      Donald Borman
                      Donald Davenport Marjorie Rubacky
                                                              Shirley Bacot
                                                              Steiner Sports
                                                                                          Become a member & enjoy all the benefits of being part
                                         Mark Liebowitz
                      Donald Zief
                      Dorine Gordon      Martin Soloway       Steven Katz
                                                              Susan Jones
                                                                                           of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center family:
Jason Roelke          Dorothy L. Jenkins Mary-Jean Lioy       Theresa
Leandro Rizzuto
                      Duane Meyer
                                         Maureen Bis
                                         Michael Kogan
                                                                  Dominianni          1. Yogi Berra’s values, extraordinary             learning experience for both adults and
                                                                                                                                        students alike.
Robert McCann                                                 Thomas Chmiel           accomplishments and lifelong commitment to the
                      E Fernandes        Michael Miele
Rudolph Giuliani
Sean Farrell
                      Ed O’Hare          Michael Ressetar
                                                              Thomas Haugh
                                                              Tim Foster
                                                                                      education of young people are the inspiration and                        5.
                                                                                                                                            The YBMLC conducts workshops for coaches,
                      Edward Pine        Michael Zitkansas                            foundation of the Museum & Learning Center        parents and athletes on character education,
Sixth Avenue                                                  Vincent Pietrucha
                      Edward S. Nathan   Michael Griffin                              bearing his name.                                 leadership, sportsmanship and lifelong lessons in
    Electronics                                               William Budney
                      Elliot Levy        Michael Hynes        William Callahan
Sony Electronics
Susan & George        Erik Castro        Mike Andriola        William Dunphy          2.  The YBMLC preserves and promotes the values   sports.
    Turner            F. Carruba         Miriam Sherr
                                         Mohegan Sun
                                                              William Vogelson        of respect, sportsmanship, social justice and                            6.
                                                                                                                                            Topical panel discussions and forums by leading
Texas Liquid          Fernando O’Neill                        William E.Treene        excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse, sportswriters, educators and sports historians are
                                         Nancy DiGaetano
Thomas J. Gordon Frank Falco                                  Willis Platt            sports- based programs and exhibits.              staples of our learning center.
    Foundation        Frank Scaraggi     Nancy Greulich
                      Franklin Wyman                                                  3.   We provide a creative and enjoyable                                 7. We host summer baseball and softball camps
                                                                                      educational environment for learners, especially                         for boys and girls.
                                                                                      children, so they understand how baseball and
                                                                                      other sports teach social and cultural values that
                                                                                                                                                               8.   The YBMLC hosts thousands of school children
  We’re open ’til we close.                                                                                                                                    each year from the diverse population of the new
                                                                                      are as important off the field as on.                                    York/new Jersey metropolitan area, teaching them
       Corporate parties
       Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
                                         • Fundraisers & auctions
                                         • Class reunion
                                                                                      4.   The exhibit area captures the rich history of                       the values of good character, humility, integrity, fair
                                                                                      baseball and the career of Yogi Berra, a wonderful                       play, respect and decency through the example of
   •   Business seminars                 • Rent Yogi’s skybox                                                                                                  how Yogi has lived his life.
   •   Adult birthday parties              for a NJ Jackals game
   •   Cocktail parties
                                                                                      ROOKIE (YOUTH MEMBERSHIP AGE 18 &                                        HOME RUN
  If you’re planning a party or event, the Museum offers                              YOUNGER $20 FOR 1 YEAR; $35 FOR 2 YEARS)                                 ($500 FOR 1 YEAR; $800 FOR 2 YEARS)
  an impressive and unique setting that will make your                                • Membership card                                                        • all benefits above plus an autographed collectible
  get-together special. Our Glass Sky Box room opens                                  • 10% discount at Museum store                                           • $450 for one year; $720 for two years is
  into box seating with terrific views of all the action in Yogi                      • newsletter listing & subscription                                        tax-deductible
  Berra Stadium. The intimate Museum Theater features                                 • free admission to the Baseball hall of fame in
  audio and video capabilities for meetings, presentations and                                                                                                 GRAND SLAM ($1,000)
                                                                                        Cooperstown, NY.                                                       • all benefits above plus an invitation to an
  group fund-raising events. Dance the night away and dine                            • Museum lapel pin, pen and bumper sticker
  in our gallery. Plan a party with entertainment for up to                                                                                                      annual event with Yogi
                                                                                      • 100% is tax deductible                                                 • $850 is tax-deductible
  150, or invite your friends to a summer ballpark dinner.
                                                                                      INDIVIDUAL                                                               BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP
  Contact Joni Bronander:                                                             ($35 FOR 1 YEAR; $65 FOR 2 YEARS)
  973-655-6890 or                                                                                                                      (Contact Museum for information)
                                                                                      • all benefits above plus:
                                                                                      • advance invitations to special events & exhibit                                               You can also become a
                                                                                        previews                                                                                      permanent part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                      Museum. Buy a Brick: $100.
                                                                                      FAMILY ($65 FOR 1 YEAR; $125 FOR 2 YEARS)                                                       Your name and/or message will
  Just the Facts                                                                      • all benefits above plus membership card for two                                               be engraved on a brick in our
  Phone: (973) 655-2378             Fax: (973) 655-6894                                 adults and children under age 18                                                              plaza. On a separate sheet
  e-mail:                                                   TRIPLE                                                                                          print clearly the message as you
  website:                                                    ($150 FOR 1 YEAR; $250 FOR 2 YEARS)                                      would like it to appear on the brick. Maximum 13
  Hours                                                                               • all benefits above plus a ViP tour of the Museum                       letters per line, 3 lines.
  Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.                                            Name___________________________________________________________________________________
  The Museum is closed on all major holidays.
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  Admission Members and children under 5 are free.
  Adults: $6 Students and children: $4                                                City ____________________________________ State ________________Zip________________________
  Gift Shops                                                                          Phone __________________________________ e-mail address ________________________________
  Museum Gift Shop                  973-655-2378
  L.T.D. Enterprises Gift Shop 973-655-6888                                                       I   Rookie (Youth membership age 18 & younger $20 for 1 year; $35 for 2 years
                                                                                                  I   Individual ($35 for 1 year; $65 for 2 years)
  Tours & Receptions                                                                                  Family ($65 for 1 year; $125 for 2 years)
  The Museum offers tours 7 days a week
                                                                                                  I   Triple ($150 for 1 year; $65 for 2 years)
  and is available for rentals and special events.
  For details call 973-655-2378.                                                                  I   Home Run ($500 for 1 year; $800 for 2 years)
                                                                                                  I   Grand Slam ($1,000)
  Staff                                                                                           I   I would like to buy a Brick. ($100)
  Art Berke, Chief Operating Officer
  Dave Kaplan, Director                                                               Enclosed please find my check for $________made payable to The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
  Bettylou O’Dell, Business Manager                                                   Please charge my:             I Visa/MC        I American Express
  Joni Bronander, Special Events Director
  Paul Reddick, Camps Director                                                        Acct #                                                                Exp Date
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