Hope Week continued as the Yankees made a surprise visit to the “Comedy Kids”, Max Chwatko and Alex Travin, at the Saturday Night Live set.
In 2015, six-year-old Scarlett Chwatko was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her brother, Max, started raising money at his school by telling jokes with his friend Alex Travin. The parents had not known about the comedy team and the cause.
“A couple of years later, before anyone ever knew, they had bags and bags of change,” Joe Girardi said.
Eventually, they were branded as the “Comedy Kids” and hosted a gig at the Chappaqua Farmers’ Market last November.
The joke stand raised money for “A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation” a nonprofit organization in Westchester that benefits pediatric brain cancer research. Money has also been donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where Scarlett is being treated.
The duo, who have raised over $20,000, took a tour of the Saturday Night Live set and told some jokes to the Yankees. Those who want to donate can follow this link.
The “Comedy Kids” will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday’s game against Kansas City, and if the Yankees win, the duo will join the team in on-field congratulations.