Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Spreading Local Holiday Cheer

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New York Yankees pitcher and Vallejo native CC Sabathia is in the Bay Area today bringing holiday cheer to children, teens and seniors during his annual Christmas Caravan.

He was at the Florence Douglas Senior Center in Vallejo this morning, where he donated chairs, a pool table, flat-screen TV, and other items worth $10,000 for the center's recreation room and lending library, the center's executive director Vicki Conrad said this morning.

"It's awesome we were included in the Christmas Caravan this year. It's wonderful how he gives back to the community," Conrad said.

The senior center, located at 333 Amador St., provides a host of services to about 2,200 seniors each month, Conrad said.

Sabathia is also hosting a bowling event for at-risk teens at the Mission Bowling Club on 17th Street in San Francisco, and will then take the teens on a shopping trip to Niketown.

Sabathia is used to throwing strikes from the mound for the Yankees, but he may or not throw any at the bowling alley today.

During the off-season, he had surgery to repair a bone spur in his left elbow -- his throwing arm.

He told media in New York this week that he will begin throwing again after Christmas and that his range of motion is back.

 

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