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Home > News & Media Center > Issues, News, and Events > CWLA and Major League Baseball's Vance Wilson Score One for Foster Kids

 
 

CWLA and Major League Baseball's Vance Wilson Score One for Foster Kids

Some Kids Need a League of their Own

What do Major League Baseball and the Child Welfare League of America have in common? A play-to-win attitude and 300 youth and family members on June 26 at Detroit's Comerica Park.

Thanks to the Leadership of Detroit Tigers player Vance Wilson and the coordinating efforts of CWLA, along with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, nearly 300 kids and family members were able to cheer on the team at the June 26 Foster Youth Day during the Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.

Four Detroit area CWLA member agencies--The Children's Center, Lula Belle Stewart, Methodist Children's Home, and Spaulding for Children--participated in the day's activities. Several youth and their family members joined Vance Wilson and his family, along with CWLA President and CEO Christine James-Brown for a little pregame batting practice time, photos, and autograph opportunities. Member agency volunteers were able to take advantage of this special day as they worked to educate the public through a community table display of brochures and other materials relevant to adoption and foster care inside the concourse of Comerica Park.

The sun was hot, and so were the Detroit Tigers...at least through the sixth inning. The Tigers lost by three runs to the Texas Rangers, but there were a lot of winners in the stands as they had won the hearts of so many appreciative young people and families.

Thanks to Vance Wilson, a contribution to CWLA on behalf of the Wilson3 Foundation will help further the League's work in making children a national priority.


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