TAMPA — In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the family of George M. Steinbrenner III said it is planning a private funeral and public memorial.
Here is the family's statement:
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the many kind words of condolence. We have been deeply moved by the generous outpouring of love and affection for George.
The family will hold a private funeral service.
A public memorial will be planned, and details will be announced next week.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any of the following charities:
The Silver Shield Foundation
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 307
New York, NY 10017
Special Operation Warrior Foundation
P.O. Box 13483
Tampa, FL 33681-3483
The Gold Shield Foundation of Tampa
P.O. Box 271791
Tampa, FL 33688-1791
Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
1307 North MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607
In support of Bronx based Boys and Girls Clubs
Boys and Girls Club of America (Northeast)
5 Hanover Square, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10004-2657