The New York Yankees and the Steinbrenner Family have hosted a special holiday concert featuring the Florida Orchestra and John and Mary Kay Wilson for the last 27 years. The 28th annual event in Clearwater was held on December 6th at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The Steinbrenner family and the Yankees also host similar concerts in Tampa and St. Petersburg for children in elementary schools throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. A special guest at the Clearwater concert was Yankee legend Tino Martinez who spoke to students and then read “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” For the conclusion, Santa Claus and Tampa Yankee mascot Blue joined the Florida Orchestra, the Wilsons, and dancers from Ballet International for caroling. As they were dismissed, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office helped distribute Yankee souvenir bags to all the students.