Contributed by Lauren Finkelstein, save1person.org
Esti from Prime Time Parenting sent this mommy blogger on an assignment to go sniff out a All Star NY Yankee, Curtis Granderson, who’s the new face behind a NY Yankee cologne with fellow teammate Mariano Rivera.
My brother was for sure jealous, as when I had the opportunity to meet Derek Jeter at a Starbucks in my neighborhood, and asked for his autograph for my son, my brother’s response was “How could you not get Derek Jeter’s autograph for me?” I thought for sure when I got a picture with this all-star player it would make my brother go batty.
Anyway, when I had an opportunity to interview Curtis Granderson and ask him about how he’s making the world a better place, I was truly impressed about more than his home runs. Curtis told me about his Grand Kids Foundation, which raises funds for education for inner city youth and sports programs. Curtis’s response was that when he became famous through baseball, he felt a responsibility to pay it forward – it was more of a response, how could I not?
So what does Curtis’s philanthropic endeavors have to do with the newly released NY Yankee cologne / fragrance for men and women? Curtis said he’s not personally receiving a dime for his effort and time for this fragrance. Curtis’s compensation goes directly to the education of inner city youth and sports programs. I think Curtis should be a role model for all well known athletes, as well as all famous notables.
At the press conference a reporter asked who’s fragrance is better Derek Jeter’s or this NY Yankees fragrance. Curtis said with a chuckle, there’s no competition and nothing really to talk about there.