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It's Little League season, and any parent who sits on the sidelines knows that a good ball game is a metaphor for the ups and downs of life. We showed our kids Angels in the Outfield, a feel-good comedy that uses baseball to tell a story about two eleven year-old boys being raised in LA's foster care system. When Roger's deadbeat dad takes off, he flippantly comments that Roger won't have a family "until the Angels win the pennant." Roger takes his Dad's word literally and prays for the last place Angels to improve. While the boys in the film might not have uniforms or coaches like our Little Leaguers, they have plenty of hope. Roger begins to spot angels on the field guiding players to success, and the team miraculously starts to win. Believe us, our team could use a little divine intervention as they head into the playoffs!
Our kids are always up for a day at our local stadium, and grab their gloves in hopes of catching a fly ball. "It could happen, right!?" When our kids were little, baseball games were all about the food; from the hot dogs to frozen lemonades, they ate their way through each inning. Then, our kids became gear-obsessed; they whined for the latest hat or shirt with their favorite player's number. Now, it's the game's mechanics that occupy their interest. After spending many a game cheering on our local team, our kids have become ardent fans and share in our city's enthusiasm for baseball. But do kids in foster care have the same feeling? We contacted a youth foster care organization in our city and learned that a few dollars from our family would help get foster kids to a baseball game this summer. Making "something happen" for children in need is worth cheering about!
Take Someone Out to the Ballgame
Support your local Foster Children
Age Recommendation: Five and up
Time Allotment: 2-3 hours
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