This spring has been a busy season for our co-founders Ali and Joe Torre. We are so grateful for the many partnership opportunities they’ve had to spread the news about Safe At Home.
On April 11, Ali and Joe were honored as the 2019 Service Award Recipients by the Yogi Berra Museum for their work with Safe At Home. This beautiful, annual event celebrates the legacy of MLB legend Yogi Berra, including his dedication to promoting respect, perseverance, sportsmanship, and excellence through inclusive, culturally-diverse programs. Check out photos from their event now!
On May 2, Joe was honored by St. John’s Bread & Life – along with music legend Yoko Ono – at their annual Johnny’s Angel Awards. The awards ceremony helped raise funds for vulnerable families in Brooklyn and Queens. Just after that, he spoke at the 96th Atlantic Dermatological Conference.
Ali and Joe then joined our corporate sponsor, Barings, on May 13 for their annual gala. That evening, they shared stories about Safe At Home’s founding, as well as personal stories and anecdotes about Joe’s time with the Yankees with the excited crowd of supporters.
Joe made a final pit stop at Skidmore College, where he was their commencement speaker. Torre shared that, “One thing I learned over the years, to be a leader, you have to listen a lot… You can’t treat people all the same because they’re all different. You’ve got to put in the time. We wanted to get someplace, the postseason and World Series. Pretty much everybody committed to that. I just kept reminding them, ‘We all have to pull in the same direction.’” Check out an article in a local news outlet about his speech.