FRISCO, Texas – The Keeper of The Game Foundation is pleased to announce the donation of six dozen game balls to The Miracle League at Town and Country in Austin, Texas.
“The Keeper of The Game Foundation is excited to add The Miracle League at Town and Country to our Game Ball Program,” Keeper of The Game Executive Director Bryan Hoctor said. “It is important for us to have a presence in Central Texas. So many of the Minor League Baseball players and coaches we have come to know in Frisco (for the Double-A RoughRiders) have advanced to and through Round Rock (for the Triple-A Express).”
The donation was made official July 2 with an on-field presentation at Dell Diamond in between games of the Express’ doubleheader against the Iowa Cubs.
Accepting the donation was The Miracle League at Town and Country President Steve Brown and Buddy Coordinator Tracey Brown. Representing Keeper of The Game was Hoctor, Youth Ambassador Ben Hoctor and Miracle League Buddy Representative Harrison Hoctor; Miracle League Player Representative Cam Wright; and Express players Hanser Alberto, Joey Gallo and Brett Nicholas. Express President Chris Almendarez also joined in for the presentation shown on the jumbotron.
The specialty game balls will begin being used this fall by more than 200 athletes.
“Our league is all volunteer based, so we live and breathe on donations,” Steve Brown said. “A donation like this from the Keeper of The Game Foundation makes a huge difference.”
The Miracle League at Town and Country was established in 2006. The athletes play at The Round Rock Express Miracle Field, located at the Town and Country Optimist Sports Complex in northwest Austin – less than 15 miles from Dell Diamond.
The game ball donation coincided with Keeper of The Game being featured as the Express’ Chasco Constructors Community Partner for the doubleheader. Keeper of The Game representatives were able to spread the word about the foundation to thousands of baseball fans that entered the gates. In addition, Hoctor was interviewed on the big screen before Game 1 and Keeper of The Game was recognized in between innings once each game.
“We are grateful to the Round Rock Express for allowing us to present the game balls on the field and making us a Community Partner,” Hoctor said. “It was a memorable day for the Keeper of The Game Foundation.”
To find out more information about Keeper of The Game, visit keeperofthegame.org. The foundation can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter (@BaseballKeepers) and Instagram (keeperofthegame). To learn more about The Miracle League at Town and Country, go to tandcsports.org. For more information about the Round Rock Expres, visit rrexpress.com.
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