Allstate and the Yankees go to bat against ALS

May is national ALS Awareness Month, and Allstate’s Chris Scandaglia has again taken the lead in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Scandaglia, a licensed account manager for the Steven Schneider Allstate Agency, 1254 Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace, sponsors a May fundraising drive and sports memorabilia raffle in honor of his grandfather Frank Gallinaro, who died of ALS in 1990. Scandaglia’s efforts have raised more than $10,850 for the ALS NY Chapter in the last four years.

This year, the New York Yankees will donate a special array of items including signed baseballs from Rich (Goose) Gossage and 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui, an autographed Joe Girardi photo, an autographed old-timers ball (signed by Moose Skowron, Ron Guidry, Jim Coates, Don Larsen, Ken Griffey Sr., Mel Stottlemyre, Chad Curtis, Jerry Narron, Rick Cerone, Bobby Richardson, Mike Easler, Jesse Barfield, Hector Lopez and Dr. Bobby Brown), and a pair of tickets over the famous WB Mason sign in right field of Yankee Stadium, which include an on-field visit to Yankees batting practice.

For those whowould like to participate in the raffle, you can write a $20 check out to the ALS Association/NY Chapter now until June 19 and drop it off at the Steven Schneider Allstate Agency.

The raffle ends with a fundraising dinner at Bocelli Ristorante in Staten Island, June 19 (Lou Gehrig’s birthday) from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $70.

For more, call 718-686-1200.