MLB Pitching Legend Gave Away A Multi Million Dollar Mansion For An Amazing Cause
MLB pitcher and his wife gave away a $9.75 Million home to for charity. Christmas came early for several children with special needs, thanks to Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife.
The married couple made a donation that will change the lives of many children for years to come. The Hamels recently took their 10 million dollar mansion off the market and simply gave it away! And to who you might ask…
The recipients are a well established and deserving organization, Camp Barnabas located in southern Missouri.
This 32,000 square foot mansion sits on 100 acres of lush forest and has 1,700 feet of shoreline along Table Rock Lake. This land and water property are just waiting to be explored by children with special needs and their families.
Camp Barnabas is more than just a fun summer camp for kids.
Camp Barnabas purpose is to change the world by serving special needs children and children with chronic illness and to aid the family members who take of them.
There are many charities out there that are deserving of such a gift, however, the Hamels admitted something about Camp Barnabas that is pulling at our heartstrings hard…
“Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it,” Hamels expressed. “Barnabas makes dreams come true, and we felt called to help them in a big way.”
Barnabas staff are quite thankful for such a wonderful and generous gift. The property will increase the camp’s capacity to serve more people across the U.S.
“This is so much more than a beautiful property,” stated Krystal Simon, Chief Development Officer.
“This incredible gift allows us to further our ministry and truly change thousands of lives for years to come.”
Jason Brawner, CEO of Camp Barnabas, said the camp leadership had been specifically looking for ways to grow beyond a summer camp. “We have no doubt this gift will allow us to do just that,” Brawner said.
The camp’s most important value is to “Christ comes first, always,” according to the website. Camp Barnabas is already using their gift as a pointer to an even bigger gift, the work of Jesus Christ.
“No gift can compare to the greatness of the gift of Jesus Christ coming to earth as a baby to save the World,” Camp Barnabas posted to Facebook.
“Let us always remember the true meaning of Christmas.”