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Yankees make contribution to Va. Tech fund

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees made a $1 million
contribution to the Virginia Tech "Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund"
prior to playing the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

The fund is designed to cover expenses like grief counseling,
memorials and other costs for the victims and their families.
Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people in two campus
buildings before committing suicide in a classroom on April 16.

The Yankees, who are also honoring the victims of the massacre
by wearing the Virginia Tech logo on their caps, plan to play an
exhibition game on or near the campus in 2008.

"The events that took place this spring in Virginia have deeply
affected us all," Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said in a
statement. "But the Virginia Tech community has shown great spirit
and resolve during this difficult time, and the New York Yankees
are proud to join so many others in supporting the healing
process."