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By Bob Allen

HOUSTON / PRNewswire-USNewswire — On Saturday, June 7, 2014, Joel and Victoria Osteen will hold their 6th annual “America’s Night of Hope at Yankee Stadium; an evening of hope and inspiration expected to draw more than 55,000 people from across the country.

NY_Joel_VictoriaThis is the second America’s Night of Hope at Yankee Stadium. The first was on April 25, 2009 — nine days after the new ballpark opened — and was the first non-baseball event held at the venue.  These annual stadium-sized events have also been held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (2010), U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago (2011), Nationals Park in Washington D.C. (2012) and Marlins Park in Miami (2013).

“Victoria and I love the people of New York,” said Pastor Joel Osteen.  “We’re excited to be at Yankee Stadium again, and we believe people will be uplifted and filled with an expectation that their best days are still to come.”

As a part of the activities surrounding “America’s Night of Hope,” Joel Osteen Ministries will reach into New York City’s local communities with hundreds of volunteers — many from Houston — to bring hope through acts of kindness and compassion. Known as The Generation Hope Project®, this effort is a major part of the America’s Night of Hope event and, since 2012, has already provided thousands of volunteer hours of service through work projects at schools, parks and community centers in Washington and Miami. This year’s Generation Hope Project® will focus on mentoring — developing one-to-one relationships in which one person fosters the personal and professional growth of someone else. Volunteers will have an opportunity to work with young people who need strong adult role models.

Volunteers may sign up online.

Tickets are $15 and are available online January 25, or through Ticketmaster outlets. (This price does not include facility and ticketing fees.)

More on Joel and Victoria Osteen

Joel and Victoria Osteen are the pastors of  Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas — America’s largest church, with more than 52,000 weekly attendees, and one of the nation’s most racially and socioeconomically diverse.  Joel’s weekly television program reaches more than 10 million households each week in the U.S. and is seen by millions more in more than 100 nations across the globe. He is the author of six #1 New York Times bestselling books, which have sold more than 22 million copies and been translated into 19 languages. Pastor Osteen’s weekly podcast is a perennial top-10 on iTunes, and he has sold out more than 135 worship events in arenas and stadiums across the U.S. and abroad. Joel was recently cited as one of the most influential people on Twitter by the New York Times, and generates more than 1 billion impressions per month on Facebook and Twitter combined.

SOURCE: Joel Osteen Ministries

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