Major League Player surprises LifeBridge Health team members with message of appreciation

Trey Mancini to Surprise Workers Who Have Shown Commitment to Saving Others During the Ongoing Pandemic


NEW YORK, Feb. 2 – In an effort to show appreciation and gratitude for LifeBridge Health team members on the front lines of the pandemic, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini will surprise five employees with a “thank you” call via Zoom.


This marks the second Zoom call of the “High Fives for Our Healthcare Heroes” national campaign, sponsored by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, the charitable arm of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Through this initiative, Players are paired with a hospital in a city where they currently play or have played in to thank frontline workers for the difficult and selfless work being done across the country to bring an end to the pandemic.


In addition to the call, the Players will surprise the health system with a $5,000 gift on behalf of the Players Trust to support employee relief and recognition efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.


After missing the entire 2020 season while undergoing treatment for Stage 3 colon cancer, Trey Mancini authored one of the most inspiring comeback stories in years. He hit 21 homers in 147 games for the Orioles and pushed Pete Alonso to the limit before finishing second in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby. Mancini was rewarded for his courage and perseverance in the postseason when he received Comeback Player awards from both the writers and his fellow players.


The five employees selected by the Maryland-based hospital system include: Irit Gafny, Facilities and Maintenance Manager; Victor Robinson, Sr. Pharmacy System Specialist; Sara Sullivan, ICU Registered Nurse; Keith Boore, Respiratory Director; and Karen Brown, Geriatric Nursing Assistant.


LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related affiliates.


WHEN: The Zoom call will take place this evening, February 2 at 4:00PM.


WHERE: Footage of the call will be available to interested outlets at 5:30PM ET.

Please note that the workers are not aware that Trey Mancini will be on the call. Information about this call is embargoed until footage is available.