Beyond the Diamond
CHRISTOPHER. LOVED. BASEBALL. And, of course, there was no other Major League team for him but the New York Yankees! Upstate New York is Yankee territory, with a significant number of Red Sox fans mixed in to make life interesting. Christopher’s father is a Red Sox fan, which made for some heated discussions around the dinner table. I can’t help but smile picturing Christopher reading Ryan Maloney’s attached blog. Ryan writes “Prose and Ivy” for the Chicago Cubs, a team that would only have been on Christopher’s radar if they were playing the Yankees in the World Series. But I know that he would be so happy and proud to have his story be part of Ryan’s thoughtful comments! Baseball fans, no matter their allegiance, are a powerful force — dedicated, passionate, and vocal. Beyond the diamond, they have the power to champion a cause, to effect change, to make a difference. At this time of year, our attention is probably more focused on which teams will make it to the playoffs. That’s a good thing. But, please also keep in mind Ryan’s message….baseball is more than just a game. The 2011 Christopher Donalty CURE Benefit is less than two weeks away. Christopher wanted to make a difference in the world. You can help him realize his dream by donating to our cause at donaltycure.com . All proceeds go directly to support Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy’s (CUREepilepsy.org) research program.
I also recommend you start to follow Ryan on “Prose and Ivy.” Great writing!