Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano and the RC22 Foundation hosted a flood relief drive for the Dominican Republic,last night at the 40/40 Club. The RC22 Foundation and Cano are working with local organizations in the Dominican Republic to allocate donations to communities most severely impacted.
Many folks in attendance donated pantry items (canned/packaged dry goods), hygiene products, clothing for children and adults, shoes/sneakers, linens/begging, paper products and other home necessities. The crowd was greeted with great festive Dominican style jeers. During the holiday season , it’s easy to forget the less fortunate but thanks to programs like the RC22 Foundation , we all can do our part to help the less fortunate and bring them some much need relief. A few MLB players were in attendance including former Met Carlos Gomez.
The RC22 Foundation strives to impact and support communities from Robinson Cano’s hometown of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic through specific programs that help influence the lives of the people within these communities.
The mission of the RC22 Foundation is to positively impact the lives of undeserved children and communities both locally and globally. Since its inception in 2010, the RC22 Foundation has established and engaged in various initiatives that expand opportunities for improved outcomes in the areas of youth development and community healthcare
Robinson Cano was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2001, and eventually evolved into an All-Star who helped the Bombers win their 27th World Series title. But when Seattle offered him a king’s ransom, he took his talents to the Mariners.
Many were wondering if Cano would possibly want to reunite with the Yankees, but he quickly shot that rumor down.
“Everything is really good there. I feel like I am home, the way my teammates, the fans embrace me.” “It’s up to the (Mariners), but I would like to finish my career there,” Cano said. “That’s up to the team, ’cause right now I’m locked up for the next seven years.”