New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman may manage a payroll of $200 million, but the Senior Vice-President of one of sports’ most powerful organizations spent Wednesday night sleeping on the streets.
Cashman slept in a NYC alley outside of the Covenant House Crisis Center on 41st Street to raise awareness of homelessness. The Covenant House assists more than 50,000 children a year across the country, and last night sponsored the CEO Solidarity Sleepout, where 50 New York business leaders slept on the streets raising money for the charity.
Cashman told the NY Post, “Can you imagine this as reality? It’s hard to think about, let alone do.”
Lucky for baseball players, they do not have to worry about being homeless since the owners and players association agreed to a tentative verbal agreement on a five-year labor contract… now the NBA that’s another story.