For 32 years, George Steinbrenner’s Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided education for children of police officers, firefighters and Port Authority employees who died while in the line of duty, and they’re going to do so again after New York was struck with a tragedy.
Steinbrenner’s foundation will pay for the education of 13-year-old Jaden Ramos; his father Rafael Ramos was killed in the line of duty on Saturday along with his partner Wenjian Liu. The foundation is also paying for Ramos’s other son who is currently in college.
Liu was married but had no children.
Steinbrenner started the foundation in 1982 after seeing four children and their mother in a news account attending the funeral of their father, an NYPD police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
And although Steinbrenner died in 2010, his foundation to protect the families of the men in blue lives on.