Can you imagine being a kid and spending an evening with The Atlanta Braves? Well, 22 children from The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta and 20 children from The Salvation Army Red Shield Services were granted this wonderful opportunity.
On May 11th, the Atlanta Braves invited the children for an evening of fun, beginning with front row seats to batting practice. The children were inches away from a number of baseball greats that they truly admire. Atlanta Braves left fielder Martin Prado and pitcher Craig Kimbrel came over after practice to shake hands and took candid pictures with the kids. Immediately following, the children were treated to dinner at Chick-fil-A and received gift bags with some very nice Atlanta Braves apparel.
The evening ended with a bang as the children witnessed the Braves play the Nationals from their stadium seats and explored Cartoon Network’s Tooner Field and all its attractions. “They had a blast,” explained Karen Isaac, Case Manager and chaperone from The Salvation Army Red Shield Services Shelter, “playing in the Cartoon Network game room and meeting the players truly made their day.”
We recognize the Atlanta Braves this week for being a shield to our youth. These children hold the keys to a bright future and the Atlanta Braves have opened doors and allowed them to experience an evening that they will never forget. This is what is means to Be A Shield. “There is no reward equal to that of doing the most good to the most people in the most need,” wrote Evangeline Booth, daughter of William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army.
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