NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Yankees' star Mariano Rivera will host Refuge of Hope Church's Thanksgiving dinner at AJ's Burgers for 120 children and parents from Hope's Community Services. The dinner will have two sessions: the first from 1pm-3pm and the second from 5pm-7pm on Tuesday, November 20th.
The families from Hope's Community Services will be served a traditional thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings, alongside AJ's classics such as sliders and pizza. In addition to delicious food and full stomachs, children will have the opportunity to spend time with Rivera.
AJ, who has a vast history of civil engagement, is excited about Rivera's increased presence in New Rochelle. He hopes Rivera's presence will contribute to New Rochelle's sense of community. "I have been in New Rochelle for some time and events like this are too few and far between...it's an honor to be able to work with Mariano," said AJ, "I've been blown away by his sense of commitment to New Rochelle."
AJs Burgers is a family owned restaurant in the heart of New Rochelle which offers lunch, dinner, and catering 7 days a week. Owner Alan J. Cohen, a New Rochelle native, graduated from Barnard Elementary School in 1970 and New Rochelle High School in 1978. Cohen is committed to helping the community he was raised in and enjoys working with the local schools and non-profit organizations in the area. For more information about AJ's Burgers please visit our web site at www.ajsburgers.com