Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Honored for His Charity Work in Trenton by the Medicine Via Philanthropy Foundation

TRENTON, NJ, — Yankees legend, Mariano Rivera, was honored Thursday night, August 7, 2014, by the MVP Foundation (Medicine Via Philanthropy) at Arm & Hammer Park for the work he and his family have done with the Mariano Rivera Foundation. When Rivera was introduced, it was announced that he was not being honored for his championship rings, not for all his saves — but for being a great human being.

Photo shows former Yankees relief pitcher, Mariano Rivera,  being honored on September 23, 2013.

“It’s a privilege,” Rivera said of being honored at a Thunder game. “Although I never played here, but it’s part of the New York Yankees. It’s part of the New York Yankees — it’s part of me. So I’m privileged to be here and to be awarded. Thank God for that. Source: ED MORLOCK Trentonian.com.

Rivera threw out the ceremonial first pitch and was presented with a $50,000 check from the MVP Foundation for the renovation and reopening of the Refugio de Esperanza (Refuge of Hope) church in New Rochelle, New York in March. His wife, Clara, is now the pastor of the 107-year-old establishment.

Watch former Yankees players return to the Bronx to salute Mariano Rivera on September 23, 2013.

Rivera, known as ‘Mo”, was a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees for almost two decades. He played 24 seasons with the Yankees & won five championships while he was in the Bronx (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009). He is a devout Christian and gives all the credit to God for his success. If you would like to book Christian speakers like Mariano Rivera for a speaking engagement, guest appearance or church event, contact Mariano Rivera’s booking agent for appearance and speaker fees at Christian Speakers 360 or call 1.800.966.1380.

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