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Yankees prospect Tyler Austin beats testicular cancer, becomes one of Bombers most highly-rated prospects and could reach Majors by 2014


Tyler Austin, playing first base for the Trenton Thunder here, is climbing the Yankees farm system after being diagnosed with - and beating - testicular cancer at age 17. Read more:


The Valentine’s Day Check Press Release


The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Brings Awareness with a Twist
The Valentine’s Day Check

New York, NY - Every hour of every day one man in the United States is diagnosed with testicular cancer. It is not one of the cancers you hear people talking about.  Why is that?  It needs to be discussed, as men are needlessly dying from a disease that’s up to 99% curable when found early.

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation would like to change that, with humor. Cancer may not be funny, but showing men how to properly "Check ‘Em” and making Testicular Cancer less taboo of a topic sure can be. We teamed up with a comedian on the rise, Jessimae Peluso and Ditch Films to help make "Be A Man. Self Exam" a household name with a new video called The Valentine’s Day Check

About The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation:

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising Awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, providing Answers, and promoting Action in the fight against testicular cancer. The foundation was formed in 2003 in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award winning sportscaster and pre-game announcer for the NY Mets. Sean died at the age of 37 from testicular cancer.  Headquartered in New York City, the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is registered 501(c)(3) public charity, recognized nationally as a key resource in the fight against testicular cancer. For more info please visit

About Ditch Films:

Ditch Films is the production team of director Jesse Scaturro and comedian Yannis Pappas. Ditch is a full service production company specializing in creating and producing original programming, short and long-form narratives, commercials and branded content.

About Jessimae Peluso:

Jessimae Peluso is a NYC based Stand up Comedian/Actress and recent Testicular Cancer Awareness advocate.  Jessimae is “a bottle rocket with a pulse,” headed in only the expected, upward trajectory of a firecracker, and ready to explode.  She's been featured on Tru TV's All Worked up, The Tyra Banks show and can be seen on MTV's Girl Code, due out in April.  

New York: We’re Giving Away 60 Mets Tickets, And It’s Ridiculously Easy To Win


Hey folks. Would you like some tickets to next Tuesday’s (September 11th, 2012) Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets game? They could be yours. All you need to do is tweet about your balls. Read more here:


Get The Check. Support A Charity. Prevent Testicular Cancer.


The video below comes to us via our friends at the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, which aims to raise the awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. In short: it’s about balls, which we often write about on SportsGrid. It’s almost Valentine’s day, guys. Love your balls. Get the check… but probably do it yourself. - SportsGrid


SKTCF Raises Over $160,000 to Fight TC While Honoring NY Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree, and Global Philanthropists Dr. Brian Mehling and Eddie Amarante


PIX11/Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner

Date: August 13, 2012

Location: Muttontown Country Club



The foundation announced that over $160,000 was raised to help drive awareness, provide answers and promote action in the fight against Testicular Cancer. Countless sports greats, television and radio personalities, corporations and individuals participated in the PIX11/SKTCF 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner, at Muttontown Country Club on August 13, 2012, a day Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed to be The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Day in New York City. PIX11 News Anchors Jodi Applegate and Mr. G hosted the awards dinner, which honored NY Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree, and Global Philanthropists Dr. Brian Mehling and Eddie Amarante. Attendees enjoyed a day of golf, lunch, dinner, live entertainment and contests at one of the regions premier clubs, and raised funds for a vital cause.

The Foundation greatly appreciates the commitment and support of the following sponsors and partners:

Diamond Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:

James Orphanides of Centurion Holdings LLC., New York Mets, NFL Network, The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, The Richard E. Capri Foundation

Hole in One Sponsor:

Porsche of Roslyn

Banking partner:

TD Bank

Apparel Sponsor:

Blue Horizon Foundation

Celebrity Sponsors:

Ace Wire Cable & Co., American Realty Capital, CoxReps, Debmar-Mercury, Grassi & Co., Joseph Bencivenga, Joshua Kimerling, MetLife, Safeway Construction, Sleepys, Sony, Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, The Peelle Company, Twentieth Television

Hole Sponsors:

JE Media, Inc., New York Football Giants Inc., Robert B. Catell, Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distributors

Putting Contest Sponsor:

JL Media

Tee Sponsors:

AJF Financial Services Inc., American Portfolios, Brady Construction, Michael Donahue, The Wagner Family Foundation

In Kind Sponsors:

Andrew Marc, Apple & Eve Juices, American Luxury Limousine Inc., Avion Tequila, Bacardi USA, Blue Horizon Foundation, Centurion Holdings LLC, CorinthianMedia, David Tyree, Donald Trump Country Club, Estee Lauders, Ernesto & Rita Grinberg, Gucci, HBO, IFlyTrapeze, Kiehls, Opici Wines, PIX11, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Mariano Rivera, Muttontown Country Club, NJ Devils, NY Knicks, NY Mets, Scott Gaines of Bug Country, TaylorMade, The Glen Head Country Club, The Golf Club at Chelsea, The Leewood Golf Club, The Paramount Country Club, The Pine Hollow Country Club, The SeaWane Country Club, The Sedgewood Country Club, Twentieth Television, UnitedHealthcare