Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Thu, May 23, 2013 12:30 PM Comments: 0
Want to help a native Okie help his statesmen and women? Tyler Henson, infielder for the Reading Fightins, is looking for your support to do just that. Please check out this press release from the Reading Fightin Phils to see how you can help.
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Reading Fightin Phils infielder and Oklahoma native Tyler Henson and his wife Ashley will be hosting a fundraising drive on May 31 to raise money and goods for a pair of families in Moore, Oklahoma. Featuring donated items from Fightins players, the Hensons will be raffling off selected items at the May 31st game in VIST Bank Plaza.
During the game, Ashley and Fightins staff will be manning a table in VIST Bank Plaza where autographed items including cleats, gloves, bats, and apparel will available. There will also be team autographed bats and balls up for auction.
“My wife came to me with the whole idea,” said Henson before Wednesday evening’s game. “We’re going to try to raise as much money for these two families that we both know and see what we can do to give back to them whether it be gift cards, clothes, or anything that we can do to help them get back on their feet. If you ever lost anything, you know what it’s like to try to get it back. These people have lost homes, cars, and family pictures that they’ll never see again. All of that stuff is gone.”
Proceeds from the raffle will directly benefit the pair of families that the Hensons are close with. Continue reading Fightin Phils To Aid Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts