This Friday our middle and upper school baseball teams began the Christmas season with the spirit of giving. Brock Lemire, head baseball coach, teamed up with “Keeper of the Game” a Texas organization aimed at promoting servant-leadership in the game of baseball to provide a special gift for children in East Texas.
On Friday morning, students brought and packed 41 teddy bears and 43 blankets for the East Texas Children’s Advocacy Center for abused children. When children come to the center for the first time, these teddy bears and blankets are the first things they receive. It was a beautiful effort by our teams to make a huge difference in the lives of children in East Texas. We are so proud of these students and their heart for those who are hurting in our local community! This is the kind of character we hope our students develop in their time with us so that they can make a difference for Christ and his kingdom wherever their future leads them.
“Keeper of the Game is a community program focused on promoting servant-leadership in the game of baseball. As players, coaches, or fans, “Keepers of the Game” develop other leaders among their teammates and peers by mentoring, coaching, inspiring, supporting, giving back, honoring God, reaching out in their community, working hard, caring for the less fortunate, providing hope, and fostering teamwork.
“Keeper of the Game encourages others to make a difference in the community around them through the sport we all love. What Keeper of the Game does is necessary and very special.” — Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles All-Star 1B
“As members of the baseball community, it is our duty to make a difference by touching lives and reaching out to those who need us most. Be a Keeper of the Game.” — Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers All-Star SS
To learn more about the program, order Keeper of the Game bracelets, book a speaker, or find out how you can get involved, please contact Diamond Dreams board member James Vilade ([email protected] / 903-372-1600).”
– Taken from: http://diamonddreams29.wordpress.com/keeper-of-the-game-award/