Monday, August 13, 2012
Former Vernon Viper Morgan Enjoys Hosting PLAY Campaign Event:
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Morgan enjoys hosting PLAY Campaign event
By Jeremy Warnemuende / MLB.com | 08/07/12
MILWAUKEE -- Nyjer Morgan -- along with members of Brewers training staff -- helped host a national PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday.
PLAY stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, and the event brought about 100 local kids to Miller Park to learn about baseball, fitness and how to live a healthy lifestyle. The campaign is led by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) with the Taylor Hooton Foundation and MLB Charities.
Morgan's face lit up and he smiled as he talked about spending the morning helping Milwaukee area youth.
"It's all about the kids," Morgan said. "The smiles on the kids' faces, that's the best thing I get out of it."
Jack Dankwardt, 11, was one of the approximately 100 kids to participate in the PLAY event. Traveling from Menomonee Falls, Wis., Dankwardt said being on the field Tuesday morning was exciting, but that was something he had done before.
"The best part was having a Brewer player come on the field with us," Dankwardt said. "He made sure we listened and taught us how to play the game and stuff."
For Morgan, he said he had as much fun as those in attendance.
"Going out there and being a big kid myself and playing with the kids out here at Miller Park, it's a dream come true," Morgan said.