‘Tis the season for giving, and one Major League Baseball player just made an incredible donation to a local charity.
Texas Rangers pitcher, Cole Hamels, and his wife, Heidi, are donating their Missouri mansion and 100-acre property to Camp Barnabas, a charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses.
The mansion is a massive 32,000 square feet and worth nearly $10 million. The house has 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, six half-bathrooms, two kitchens, and a two car garage.
“There are tons of amazing charities in southwest Missouri. Out of all of these, Barnabas really pulled on our heartstrings,” said Hamels. “Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it.”
“Barnabas makes dreams come true, and we felt called to help them in a big way.”
Camp Barnabas describes itself as “meeting the needs of people with disabilities so they can have an incredible camp experience and learn more about Christ.”
Camp Barnabas says that their donation would help it “change thousands of lives for years to come.”
The mansion was originally planned to be the couple’s dream home, but after he was traded to the Texas Rangers, they had to relocate.
This is the second recent donation to the camp by a star athlete. Golfer, Jordan Spieth, made a donation to cover the cost of 100 children at the camp.
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