On Saturday, January 29th, we hosted our “Meet the Ambassadors” event in Marietta. We invited several current and future supporters of L.E.A.D. to participate in baseball drills with our Ambassadors.
There was so much laughter in the air. It is something about baseball that connects people. Connecting people is what allows L.E.A.D. to use baseball to transform inner city Atlanta communities.
All of our guest wore there stylish L.E.A.D. Ambassadors t-shirts and had a chance to swing a bat for the first time in years under the tutelage of myself, Jamaal Hawkins (Minnesota Twins) and our Ambassadors. Several guest like Sam Bacote (investment banker) and Tom Hughes (Hope-Beckham PR) brought their children and they were also able to join the fun.
Daver Preter, Georgia’s Own Credit Union CEO was in attendance with his young son. Ambassador Desmond Stegall showed him the proper way to extend his arms during the swing for power.
Chad Scott of 680 The Fan and Kristi Dosh (Sports Biz Analyst for SportsMoney on Forbes.com and Comcast Sports Southeast) both got some one on one training with me. I showed them exactly how Jason Heyward hit his first major league home run.
Chicago Cubs major league utility player Bobby Scales manned the bunting station while Eugene Heyward (father of Jason Heyward) handled the soft toss cage. I heard that Barbara Greene has potential in both aspects of baseball.
All in all, it was a great day to spend time with our amazing coaching staff, parents, supporters and the Ambassadors. It was a great for L.E.A.D. It was a better day for Atlanta!