As many of you have seen from the video footage and photographs, the damage from Hurricane Sandy has been awful. One of the most important things I have tried to instill in this baseball program is the importance of family. Not only the importance of each of our families independently, but the importance of the baseball family as a whole. One of our baseball family members has been impacted directly from the destruction of Sandy. Coach John Berrian’s wife Ashleigh is from the New Jersey shore and her parents still live there. They felt the full force of the hurricane and have lost just about everything. The most important thing is that they are safe and unharmed physically. They have however lost their home and the majority of their possessions. I think it is important that we step in as a baseball family and help one of our own. I have spoken with Mandy Smith and the Heavy Hitters have an account set up from the sale of T-Shirts that is designed for emergencies that may arise. I certainly think this qualifies and we are planning to send a BB&T Visa card for $1000.00. This will help them get started with their recovery. We are also planning on doing a bake sale at this weekend’s DP showcase to raise funds. We will send all funds that we collect at the concession stand and bake sale during the showcase to Ashleigh’s family as well.
Please continue to keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.