One New York Yankees fan is going to walk up the entire east coast for charity. With the team opening up Grapefruit League play on Tuesday, Richard Albero, a 65-year-old retired naval officer and educator, will be walking from New York's spring training complex in Tampa to the team's home in the Bronx.
Albero is walking from home plate at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa to Yankee Stadium to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
“My goal is to support the soldiers who have bravely fought to protect us,” Albero said in a statement released by the team.
Albero hopes to raise $25,000 for the cause, and plans to walk 20 miles a day, meaning a scheduled trek of approximately three months.
The Yankees open spring play on Tuesday, and will return to New York for the start of the regular season at the beginning of April.
So far, Albero has raised more than $12,100. You can donate to Albero's cause right here.
- Josh Sanchez