I took a job at Vigor High School this year as the head baseball coach. My dad coached baseball and my brother played football here. The baseball program was almost nonexistent when I came and the kids didn’t have gloves at tryouts. I previously coached at MGM and each kid probably had four or five gloves. On my way home from tryouts, I realized I had enough buddies with old gloves that they could donate to us. So I put it out there and within a week it had been shared 1200 times. People began asking how they could help and they donated more than gloves. The University of Mobile helped us and gave us balls. We only had one crate with 21 balls and now we have 500 balls. Spanish Fort High School and Faith Academy helped with bats, gloves and old practice cleats. The Field in Saraland gave us a pitching machine and screens. A group of lawyers in Mobile jumped on board and donated new cleats. Two bats were shipped to us from Massachusetts and gloves are coming from Boston. We got a grant from Alabama Power and I got an email of encouragement from the UK. I had no idea this would happen. I just wanted to give these kids an opportunity to do something and get them off the streets a couple of hours a day. Maybe help change a life and give them an avenue they could excel in. It has been incredible to see the support and now the guys know that people care about them. One company said, ‘We will give you some money, but how are you going to give back to the community?’ On Saturday, we are going to have the fIrst ever baseball camp for kids here. The players are learning this isn’t just being given to them. How are we going to help people less fortunate than even us? Our first game is Tuesday, the 20th. We aren’t going to be world beaters, I had to teach some kids how to hold a bat, but we will be competitive. We will play small ball with bunting and stealing bases because we are fast. I have learned that if you need help, ask. I was always a guy to just do it and not burden anyone else. People are willing to help. But they also want to see you pass it on.