Star Baseball Player Just Gave Up His $9.75 Mil Mansion When He Heard Who Needed It – ‘It’s Yours Now’
Major League Baseball player, Cole Hamels is best known for being the pitcher for the Texas Rangers and previously for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Aside from being a pitcher, Cole is a father of 3 children, 2 boys, and 1 girl. What many might not know about him is that he and his wife have been involved in many charities including their own, The Hamels Foundation which was created in 2008. The Hamels Foundation funds childhood programs in Philadelphia and Africa.
But the couple generosity didn’t stop there. They recently made a huge donation to Camp Barnabas and it will change kids lives forever.
According to The Blaze, Major League Baseball star pitcher, Cole Hamels and his wife are giving away their $9.75 million Missouri mansion and land to a Christian camp for children with special needs and chronic illnesses.
Camp Barnabas has two locations in the Ozarks and notes in its values that “Christ comes first always” and staffers “point people to Christ in everything we do.”
The organization doesn’t just serve kids with special needs but also serves campers’ siblings and parents, as well as missionaries.
Hamels — who’s pitched for the Texas Rangers since 2015 after starting his career with the Philadelphia Phillies — said the work of Camp Barnabas “really pulled on our heartstrings,” the camp noted. “Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve — there is truly nothing like it … we felt called to help them in a big way.”
The Hamels’ 32,000-square-foot mansion on Table Rock Lake in Branson, also sports more than 100 acres of land — and the whole package will let the camp “further our ministry and truly change thousands of lives for years to come,” said Krystal Simon, the camp’s chief development officer.
The couple started began building the mansion in 2012 when Hamels was still with the Phillies, WCAU-TV reported, adding that it went up for sale in August 2017 before the Hamels changed their minds.
The couples generous donation is going to make such a positive impact on many children’s lives.
The value of this donation was worth more money than his yearly salary. What other generous acts have you heard of celebrities doing?