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Steinbrenner family plans private funeral, public memorial

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

(212) 832-1100

Special Operation Warrior Foundation

P.O. Box 13483

Tampa, FL 33681-3483

(813) 805-9400

The Gold Shield Foundation of Tampa

P.O. Box 271791

Tampa, FL 33688-1791

(813) 969-0417

Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay

1307 North MacDill Avenue

Tampa, FL 33607

(813)769-7523

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

(212) 377-6405

Steinbrenner family plans private funeral, public memorial 07/14/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 11:39pm]

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