The Hook-Up: Back in Brooklyn


by Brandon Steiner October 29, 2015 0 Comments

From the age of 10 through now, I've been working, hustling and getting after it. The biggest reason why I am who I am is because of where I got my start: Brooklyn, New York, USA.

So, when I recently had the opportunity to go back to my roots and give back to the Brooklyn community, I jumped on it. In the season finale of "The Hook-Up" Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez joined me to hook-up an incredible Brooklyn-based organization called CHiPS.

CHiPS is a charity that serves the hungry and homeless regardless of faith, race or ethnicity. It is supported locally by churches, synagogues, civic groups and volunteers and acts as a safe-haven for people going through difficult times.

Brook, BlueRock Energy CEO Phil Van Horne and I paid a surprise visit to CHiPS, bringing donations from our friends at Papa John's, Baked in Brooklyn and Mitchell & Ness. We even got the chance to surprise the amazing staff at CHiPS with something special to thank them for their selfless work!

I hope you'll tune-in to the episode, which debuts tonight at 11:30pm on YES Network (following the Nets postgame). You will also get to see me revisit my hook-up with cancer survivor and military veteran Ricky Bruno. Ricky was one of the patients Darryl Strawberry, Evander Holyfield and I surprised at Winthrop University Hospital. His story was so inspiring and since he is a lifelong Yankees fan, I invited him and his family to Yankee Stadium for a game...then my friend Johnny Damon surprised him and he was honored by the Yankees on the field!

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Additional air times (all times ET):

  • Saturday, October 31st - 6:30pm
  • Sunday, November 1st - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 3rd - 10:30pm
  • Saturday, November 7th - 11:30pm
  • Sunday,November 8th - 7:00pm
  • Monday, November 9th - 10:30pm
  • Tuesday,November 10th - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, November 14th - 9:30pm
  • Sunday,November 15th - 7:00pm

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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