Friday, April 27, 2012

Titans Take on Role of Miracle Workers

By Don Hudson

The Titans hosted a baseball clinic on Thursday evening at Goodwin Field for the Miracle League of North Orange County. It was the fourteenth year of the clinic – the annual event that the league members look forward to most.

 It is a very unique event, with both hosts and guests feeling deep gratitude for how the other can lift their spirits. The league is organized by teams, who were rotated between pitching, fielding and hitting activities. Coach Rick Vanderhook, who founded the program at Cal State Fullerton many years ago, greeted the guest players with heartfelt words and hugs, and encouraged them to all have fun while playing safely.

From the smiles, laughter, enthusiasm and energy expended, the guest players clearly met the coach’s objective. And from conversations I had with various Titans players, our guys were gaining just as much as they were giving. It freshens your perspective on just how great it is to be able to do something as simple as playing catch on the outfield grass at beautiful Goodwin Field.

To see many pictures from the event, click here.

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