Royals legend helps Gold Glove Week thrive
But that color took on a completely different meaning on Friday afternoon at Edwardsville City Park, where White donated his time to a charity autograph signing.
It was an exciting opportunity for fans of all ages to meet with with a local baseball legend and donate to a good cause at the same time. The event was part of the Parks and Recreation Department's Gold Glove Week, which is a fundraiser aimed at rounding up money to fight childhood cancer, specifically through Children's Mercy Hospital.
While White certainly did his part to make the fundraiser a success, so many others were involved as well. Parks and Rec lead Mike Martin said Friday that the week-long initiative had raised right around $5,000. Other fundraising efforts included a silent auction for autographed items and the sale of special Gold Glove Week t-shirts. The primary sponsor for the event was Homestead Motors, led by owner Mike Reid.
"When [Martin] approached me and said that 100 percent of the proceeds were going to Children's Mercy, we were all in," Reid said. "We get approached by tons of people on a daily basis for donations, and obviously this is close to home for us, in our own community. It's just an awesome event that we wanted to be a part of."
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