Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The family of the late, great Mickey Mantle contributed $40,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, according to Mickey's son Dan. The money was raised when the Mantle auctioned off Mickey's 1960 contract. The family lived in NJ during Mickey's career and wanted to give something back.
The Jersey shore is near and dear to many of us in the Garden State, so the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last year really hurt. The shore is slowly coming back, but has run into some speed bumps along the way, such as the fire that destroyed the Seaside Heights rebuilt boardwalk in September.
If you would like to contribute or volunteer to help those still restoring the shore, check out the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund website.