Nicknamed the Yazmanian Devil, Yasmani Grandal makes the Tasmanian devil horns sign after every home run to show his three kids that he is always thinking about them. Now, with the help of Children’s Home & Aid, the kids in the Young Yazmanians club can take part in the family tradition. This program gives children born in high-risk environments and their families a special experience, as Yasmani “Yaz” and his wife Heather have welcomed 300 guests to White Sox home games from a Diamond Suite at Guaranteed Rate Field complete with food and beverages, custom Young Yazmanian hats and gift bags.
“Yaz loves the quote, ‘helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.’ It perfectly describes why he wanted to start this because even here after all his success and hard work, he still vividly remembers the few who were there for him when he and his family needed it most. He wanted to do something for someone who would appreciate it.” - Heather Grandal