Ex-Yankee Mario Rivera honored by Harlem RBI

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm •  Published: June 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees great Mario Rivera will be among those honored by Harlem RBI.

The former Yankees pitcher will be saluted Monday night along with James B. Lee, Jr., of JPMorgan Chase, and the Harlem RBI senior class. Nearly all 30 students are on track to graduate high school and have received college acceptance letters.

The Harlem RBI and Dream Charter School is a youth organization that annually provides education, social services and baseball and softball programs to 1,500 K-12 youth in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

Rivera says, "I feel like they were just like me when I was their age, playing the game that I loved."

Harlem RBI started as an after-school sports program more than 20 years ago and opened Dream Charter School in 2008.