ALS Charity Softball Game

DrewTaylor27DrewTaylor27 Posts: 7
I don't post here often, so I apologize if I am over stepping my bounds or stepping on any toes.  My father is a former minor league baseball player and former local TV News Anchor in Charlotte, NC.  He played for the hall of fame manager Sparky Anderson. On June, 14th, 1966, he played in the longest uninterrupted professional baseball game in history. My father loves the Boston Red Sox. 
In November of 2016, he was diagnosed with ALS.  Here in Charlotte, we have an organization called the Joe Martin ALS Foundation.  They provide support to families dealing with ALS. My grandmother taught me to always give back twice as much as you borrow.  So, because this organization has helped my father so much in the last few months, I decided to organize a charity softball game.  The game combines my father's love of baseball with the rivalry of The Red Sox and The Yankees.   As you may know, ALS is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. 

Please take a moment to watch the clips below and click the link to the event.

Thank you on behalf of the entire Taylor Family. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgLZN9pegDE&t=1379s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkaVk13SA8g&t=24s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mssn7WsVMw
https://www.crowdrise.com/thejoemartinalsrivalrysoftballchallenge

Comments

  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 688

    My mother was diagnosed in February of this year.  If you don't mind I'd like to share your crowdrise link on my Facebook to help raise awareness for this game.  Please let me know if that is an issue.  I will not post there until I hear back from you here.  Feel free to DM me if you'd prefer.

    Much love and strength to you and your family,

    Chris Walker

    Plainfield, Indiana

    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,790
    ALS robs so many people of what could be, what should be.

    Best of thoughts from here too.

    And bless you for giving back.  
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 29,639
    We lost my Dad over a decade ago after a short & insanely intense battle with ALS.
    He was diagnosed in December, and passed in April.
    I am the youngest of 4.
    He never met my wife, my brother's wife, my sister's husband, and 3 of his grandkids.
    It hurts like hell, but we've been donating and fighting as much as we can in our own little part of the world. I applaud you for doing the same. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, @DrewTaylor27 and @pjman75 . Please reach out any time....I'd be happy to give you my number if you want to talk. I've been through it....and I'd like to help in any way that I can.

    I miss my Dad....more and more each day. We're trying to start our own family and I have so many questions to ask him. I've come to realize that he answers a lot of these questions for me even though he's not physically here anymore.

    Be well & reach out anytime...I mean it.

    Matt
    I LOVE MUSIC.
    www.cluthelee.com
    www.cluthe.com
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,790
    mfc2006 said:
    We lost my Dad over a decade ago after a short & insanely intense battle with ALS.
    He was diagnosed in December, and passed in April.
    I am the youngest of 4.
    He never met my wife, my brother's wife, my sister's husband, and 3 of his grandkids.
    It hurts like hell, but we've been donating and fighting as much as we can in our own little part of the world. I applaud you for doing the same. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, @DrewTaylor27 and @pjman75 . Please reach out any time....I'd be happy to give you my number if you want to talk. I've been through it....and I'd like to help in any way that I can.

    I miss my Dad....more and more each day. We're trying to start our own family and I have so many questions to ask him. I've come to realize that he answers a lot of these questions for me even though he's not physically here anymore.

    Be well & reach out anytime...I mean it.

    Matt
    Beautiful post, Matt - and my dad (still) does that for me, though he passed from cancer.  Either way, a testament to our fathers and the role they continue to play in our lives.
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 29,639
    hedonist said:
    mfc2006 said:
    We lost my Dad over a decade ago after a short & insanely intense battle with ALS.
    He was diagnosed in December, and passed in April.
    I am the youngest of 4.
    He never met my wife, my brother's wife, my sister's husband, and 3 of his grandkids.
    It hurts like hell, but we've been donating and fighting as much as we can in our own little part of the world. I applaud you for doing the same. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, @DrewTaylor27 and @pjman75 . Please reach out any time....I'd be happy to give you my number if you want to talk. I've been through it....and I'd like to help in any way that I can.

    I miss my Dad....more and more each day. We're trying to start our own family and I have so many questions to ask him. I've come to realize that he answers a lot of these questions for me even though he's not physically here anymore.

    Be well & reach out anytime...I mean it.

    Matt
    Beautiful post, Matt - and my dad (still) does that for me, though he passed from cancer.  Either way, a testament to our fathers and the role they continue to play in our lives.
    They help us all every single day. 
    I LOVE MUSIC.
    www.cluthelee.com
    www.cluthe.com
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 688
    @mfc2006 thank you so much for saying that, same to you and yours.  I've got no clue how the future will unfold but I know today is good and I'm always here if needed as well.
    I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.

    8/17/98 Noblesville, 8/18/00 Noblesville, 6/5/03 San Diego, 6/22/03 Noblesville, 9/11/05 Kitchener, 5/7/10 Noblesville, 9/15/11 Hamilton, 11/21/12 Memphis (Ed w/ Glen), 7/19/13 Wrigley, 10/11/13 Pittsburgh, 10/01/14 Cincinnati, 10/03/14 Saint Louis, 4/16/16 Greenville, 4/26/16 Lexington, 5/1/16 NYC, 5/2/16 NYC, 8/20/16 Wrigley, 8/22/16 Wrigley (For Hank),
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