Brian Cashman demonstrates his commitment beyond the front office.
New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman continues to shift the spotlight away from himself, actively engaging in a cause that transcends baseball. For the past decade, Cashman has been participating in an annual event to raise awareness for youth homelessness, and tonight marks the tenth consecutive year he’ll be sleeping outside—this time in Times Square, a unique location for the event.
This nationwide initiative, which typically generates over $10 million in donations, sees Cashman and thousands of others sacrificing their comfortable beds for a night. The funds raised contribute to ensuring that young individuals facing homelessness can find safe shelter through the Covenant House nonprofit.
Cashman’s involvement spans 13 years in support of Covenant House, an organization dedicated to addressing youth homelessness. The President & CEO of Covenant House, Bill Bedrossian, emphasizes the moral obligation society has to provide safe spaces for the 4.2 million youths experiencing homelessness each year in the U.S. The annual Sleep Out serves as a powerful message of solidarity, aiming to change laws, policies, and practices that contribute to youth homelessness.
The Times Square Sleep Out is presented by Kia, with Steven Center, COO of Kia America, expressing the company’s belief in the importance of making strides toward ending youth homelessness. Additionally, Covenant House collaborates with IKEA Brooklyn to amplify the significance of safe shelter and its impact on young people facing homelessness.
Cashman’s consistent dedication to shedding light on a serious urban issue deserves commendation, as he uses his platform to address and confront the challenges faced by young individuals experiencing homelessness.