Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay

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New York Yankees Luncheon
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
March 19, 2018  |  Tampa Marriot Waterside Hotel & Marina  | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

2018 New York Yankees Luncheon
Every child needs a champion to believe in, and the New York Yankees will once again demonstrate that they are true champions of the community.  Each year during Spring Training, the New York Yankees host the annual New York Yankees Luncheon benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.  This popular event has raised more than $5 million to provide a better future to the 17,000+ youth we serve.

The event features a 20-25 minute autograph session with all of the current New York Yankee players and coaches, as well as Yankee legends.  Following the autograph session is a luncheon and program featuring the Yankees and youth from area Clubs.  All of the players are contractually obligated to attend this event; however, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and the New York Yankees do not guarantee the attendance of any player.  In addition to providing a unique opportunity to meet the Yankees players and coaches, the luncheon includes exclusive chances to bid on autographed items and Yankees memorabilia. 

Important Security Information:
The New York Yankees Security and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office provide security for the event.  We begin the security check approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours prior to the Luncheon.  At this time, guests will enter a foyer area where access will be restricted.  Guests will not be able to leave the secure area once admitted.  Please plan ahead for this.  Hall of Fame guests will enter the ballroom at 11:10 am for autograph signing. The ballroom doors will opened at 11:30 and this begins the autograph signing period for all other guests.

The Boys & Girls Clubs will not be responsible for line control or security for any persons arriving before 10:00 a.m.  Holding places in line is not permitted.  Your spot in line represents only yourself.  Violators will be escorted out of the event by security.  The event is at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, and all patrons must follow the Tampa Convention Center rules and the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina reserves the right to ask anybody to leave.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and the New York Yankees will deem all decisions by the Tampa Convention Center as final.

There will be a “ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY” for pushing, cursing and arguing.  The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will provide security for the event and anyone caught running or pushing others will be removed from the ballroom immediately.  Ejection from the event will be at the discretion of the staff and will not be debated.  Children under five are not allowed.  No early entrance is allowed for children or special needs (except guests at Hall of Fame tables). 

Special Needs Guests:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay will be unable to provide assistance to special needs guests. All guests, including those with special needs, such as wheelchairs or walkers, must adhere to the same entry policies as all other guests.

Please note that special consideration is granted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Brenda Browning at for more information.

Any attempt by patrons to alter tickets, enter in to restricted areas or use tickets from previous years will constitute fraud and will be handed over to law enforcement.

All guests will enter through security and all bags will be checked.  No bats will be allowed into the secure area.  Please bring other items such as jerseys, baseballs and photos that you would like autographed.  We will have official major league baseballs and other items for sale that day.  No large bags will be allowed into the ballroom.

Event Details:
Yankees players (past and present) and coaches are available to sign one item per person. We cannot guarantee who and how many autographs you will be able to obtain.  Some players will have longer lines than others.  If you choose to stand in one of the longer lines, there is a possibility that you will not be able to obtain an autograph from that player due to time constraints.  Players are contractually obligated to be at the Luncheon, although we cannot guarantee which Yankee players and coaches will be in attendance.

After the autograph signing period, the Yankees players and coaches will be introduced at the Head Table and lunch will then be served.  After lunch the Yankees present a program which you will not want to miss!


Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay serves more than 10,000 youth annually in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties and our doors are open Monday- Friday for young people between the ages of 5-18 years. Learn More

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