Aaron Judge burst onto the Major League Baseball scene in 2017 as the American League Rookie of the Year, hitting the most home runs of any rookie player in major league history. He became so popular so quickly that Yankee Stadium wasted no time erecting a fan seating section known as the “Judge’s Chambers.”
One of the most anticipated at-bats in the game, Judge inspired the “All Rise” catchphrase used among fans every time he walks up to the plate or hits a home run. It is only fitting that Judge recently launched a youth charity called the All Rise Foundation.
The All Rise Foundation sponsored its first event this past November — a free four-hour youth baseball camp at Judge’s alma mater, Linden High School in California. Judge and a host of volunteer coaches from local prep schools and college baseball programs spent the day teaching baseball fundamentals to the campers, who ranged in age from 9 to 14 years old.
“We want to make the world a better place for children,” stated Judge while speaking about his goals for the charity. “We want to honor the ones who paved the way and create a legacy for those coming in the future.”
His mother, Patty, who serves as the organization’s executive director, wholeheartedly supports her son’s mission to help young people make good decisions, realize their unlimited potential and handle themselves responsibly as productive citizens.
"You can accomplish anything that you put your mind to. It might not be sports. It's whatever profession you choose, whatever path in life you want to go on. Seize the moment, live the dream,” stated Patty.
The organization hosted its official kickoff fundraiser in January for 300 guests at the Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club in Stockton, CA, raising $100,000 to support the foundation’s efforts. As Judge’s star power continues to rise, he has not forgotten to pay it forward and help the young people following behind him rise too.