By Myrlia Purcell on
Baseball stars across the country are stepping up to support a new children’s book, A Glove of Their Own. The book aims to teach children the value of sharing what you have with those in need.
Craig Biggio, Sean Casey, Jack Hannahan and Robb Quinlan are some of the Major League Players to give the book their approval, and charity partners include Good Sports, Sports Gift, Pitch In For Baseball, Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of New Jersey,
Cheerful Givers, and the Sunshine Foundation.
From the back cover: “Few things in life are ever as good as the smell of your own glove, the crack of the wood. Or being with friends at that one special spot and sharing what you have… with those who have not.”
Bob Salomon, the head of the grass-roots movement promoting this book, told us, "As a little league coach and proud father of two, I am fortunate enough to be passionate about the “pay it forward” or “give it back” mindset that has slowly been catching on throughout corporate America. Moreover, A Glove of Their Own is a children’s picture book that personifies this “paying it forward” mentality. It utilizes baseball, and an underprivileged group of boys’ childhood experience. Their love of the game is not defined by the equipment they don’t have but rather the passion and dreams that they do have."
The writers themselves, Debbie Moldovan, Keri Conkling and Lisa Funari-Willever are no strangers to the giving back mentality, and have a track record of volunteerism which they have shared with their own children. The book was inspired by a birthday party held for one of Moldovan’s children. In place of gifts, guests were asked to donate baseball equipment for children who normally do without.
Naturally, A Glove of Their Own caught the attention of big-hearted baseball players. Robb Quinlan is a supporter of the Angels Baseball Foundation, Jack Hannahan has played in the A’s annual Community Fund Golf Classic, Sean Casey helps fight hunger with the charity Labels Are For Jars, and Craig Biggio has been the lead spokesperson for the Sunshine Kids Foundation for more than 10 years.
A Glove of Their Own comes out in October, and those wishing to get their hands on a copy need to reserve now! Go to the Franklin Mason Press website to reserve your copy. Enter the code LTS 127, and we will donate a portion of the sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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