- Andrew Marchand, ESPN Senior Writer
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This time of year, people gear up for the holidays. Some light candles. Others go get a tree for the house. The Yankees' general manager? Well, he jumps off a building.
For the third straight year, Brian Cashman will rappel off the side of the Landmark Square building in Stamford, Conn. This year, he will be joined by Bobby Valentine, who is a legend in Stamford. This could have been a Yankees-Red Sox thing, but we all know that didn't work out so well.
Anyway, here are the details for the practice run on Friday and the real thing on Sunday.
On Friday, November 30 from 6:00 to 9:00am (ET), Rick Reichmuth, FOX News Channel’s Meteorologist, Brian Cashman, General Manager of the New
York Yankees and Sports Great Bobby Valentine will broadcast live from the top, middle and bottom of one of Stamford, CT’s tallest buildings, The Landmark Building. Santa’s Elf, Brian VanOrsdel will be on hand, strapping Rick, Brian and Bobby in and guiding them down the 22 stories of the building, all the while broadcasting live on the FOX News Channel, “FOX & Friends” morning newscast. FOX & Friends is the #1 cable morning show in the nation and has been #1 for over 100 months in a row.
The event marks the start of Rappelling Santa’s arrival in Stamford and is a good practice run for the rappelling crew for Sunday’s Heights & Lights program
On Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 pm Brian Cashman, Bobby Valentine, Rick Reichmuth, Santa and friends are scheduled once again to make their dare devil descent down the 22 stories of the Landmark Building, for Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp’s Rappelling Santa. After the rappel, Santa’s busy holiday schedule will take him straight up Bedford Street to Latham Park where he will join the Stamford Community in Latham Park for music with The Jumpers Orchestra and the lighting of the Holiday Tree, donated by Bartlett Tree Company.
WHEN: Practice Rappel: Friday, November 30, 2012, 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Heights & Lights Rappel: Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Landmark Square, Broad Street for Rappel and Latham Park, Bedford Street for Tree Lighting, Stamford Downtown
Heights & Lights is presented by Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp. and sponsored by The Advocate, 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, WEBE 108, Bartlett Tree Company, Happyhaha.com and The First Congregational Church of Stamford and brought to you by Stamford Downtown and The City of Stamford. Free Cocoa at the Unitarian Universalist Society. THIS EVENT IS FREE!