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Nick Hundley "Makes-A-Wish"

  Since participating in the Athletes for Hope workshop in 2010, Catcher Nick Hundley has embraced the Athletes for Hope mission and work. In our first connection with Nick, we discovered his tremendous passion for helping sick children, and shortly thereafter coordinated Nick’s first visit to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Ca. Nick had so much fun with the kids and this sparked an even greater interest in giving back to those in need. Since his first visit, Nick has taken the time to visit hospitals throughout the country, including those in Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. 

Last year’s trip to Milwaukee Children’s Hospital started something special for Nick. During his visit in May of ‘14, Nick met Zach Sprader, a patient at the hospital, and they hit it off instantly. They talked baseball, and Nick promised to get Zach a signed jersey. It was a great visit, but this was just the beginning. Through the Make-A-Wish program, Zach and his family had planned a Fall trip to visit a number of ballparks on the east coast. Nick learned of Zach’s upcoming trip, and  personally invited Zach and his family to Camden Yards to catch up, go out onto the field, and meet some of Nick’s teammates. Obviously, a great time was had by all. 

 A few weeks ago, as the ’15 baseball season was starting, Nick again personally reached out to Zach and invited him to his first series of the year in Milwaukee. A year after their first meeting, Nick and Zach had the opportunity to hang out at the ballpark. Zach and Nick are good friends, and often times text one another to keep in touch!


AFH Joins Let’s Move! Active Schools National Collaborative

Today at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Building a Healthier Future Summit, Let’s Move! Active Schools announced that Athletes for Hope will join its national collaborative aimed at ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity is the new norm in schools across the country.

In its role as a Let’s Move! Active Schools Partner, Athletes for Hope will administer an athlete visit program, connecting schools with sports leaders who can speak with students about the importance of physical activity.

Studies show that active kids do better: Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also lead to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class and lower rates of childhood obesity. 

Since Let’s Move! Active Schools’ March 2013 launch, more than 14,300 schools have registered, and more than 8 million students have been impacted by the initiative. Let’s Move! Active Schools strives to reach 50,000 schools and 25 million students by 2018.


If you are an athlete or a league and are interested in visiting an Active School, please email us today! 


The Big Give Back Holiday Campaign

We are excited to report that we got an incredible turnout for our week of service with so many of you visiting charities throughout the country! If you want to help spread awareness of the great work our athletes are doing and have done this year you. Do so by taking a moment to share the inspiration through one of the outlets below:


Donate your Facebook or Twitter status to AFH
Ask your followers and fans to learn more about what we do at AFH.

Post to Twitter:
I’m donating this tweet to @Ath4Hope. Follow them today and learn athletes like me are giving back all over the country. #AFHGiveBack

Post to Facebook:
I’m donating my status to Athletes for Hope. Follow them today and learn athletes like me are giving back all over the country. www.facebook.com/AthletesForHope #AFHGiveBack
 
Follow along on our website, on Facebook and Twitter as we highlight some of the big give backs of 2014. We encourage you to share these moments with your friends, family and fans and spread the word about how Athletes for Hope is connecting athletes to causes all over the US.
 
Let’s end 2014 with a bang!
 
Athletes for Hope




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