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Cole Hard Cash, Hamels Comes Through

Cole Hamels Check Donation. Photo by Drew Singer, staff, Philadelphia Inquirer.On June 14, Cole Hamels, the laid-back starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, came through for his community. Hamels, along with his wife, donated a total of $200,000 to 17 Philadelphia public schools through his charity,  The Hamels Foundation. The Foundation, created in 2008, is dedicated to bringing an end to extreme poverty and hardship endured by lack of educational support.

Through this donation, Swenson Arts & Technology High School, which has been using the technical school’s auto-repair shop as a gym, will receive a new fitness center. Another school, a new library. Lives changed.

Said Cole of the donation, “It’s just the way I was brought up. It’s all my parents ever asked of me – just to be a good example.”

Here is your Gold Star, Cole. Keep it up!

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About Joe C.

A passionate San Francisco Giants fan who had a great 2010! Flew his butt from Florida to San Fran to see games 1 and 2 of the 2010 World Series and was in the stands for Roy Halladay’s perfect game in Miami. For him, baseball is life! Also a big fan of Hoosiers basketball and Penn State football. Favorite all-time athletes? Cal Ripken, Will Clark and Barry Bonds.

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