Big Vision: Nonprofit, Dodgers, Give Free Glasses to Kids

In April 2012, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Loney and Austin Beutner, a civic leader and candidate for mayor, showed up at Castelar Elementary School in Chinatown for the launch of Vision To Learn. The program gives free eyeglasses to kids who need but don’t have or can’t afford them, on the idea that…

Cubs Honor Breast Cancer Survivors At Annual “Pink Out” Game

The sea of blue that takes over the Friendly Confines for every Cubs home game was mixed with some pink during Sunday night’s game against the Yankees. “It’s an impressive show of support,” said Dr. Heidi Memmel, surgical director of the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Advocate Health Care sponsored #PinkOut, an…

Insight and Diamondbacks provide technology to underprivileged students

Each year Insight and several partners team up with the Arizona Diamondbacks to reward underprivileged children who are academically exceeding. Through the Helios Foundation, these children have received full-ride scholarships to the Arizona university of their choice. And due to the generosity of our partners, we have been able to provide them the technology they…

Cancer survivor Tyler Austin thriving with RailRiders

Source: Times Leader / Paul Sokoloski – Click for more information on Paul The words still weigh on Tyler Austin, as if they were spoken yesterday. He was a high school senior with a bright baseball future ahead of him when he noticed an abnormal lump. He went to get checked. And he was told he…

Watt warms up for his fourth charity softball classic

JJ Watt, 27, expects his fourth JJ Watt Charity Classic to be great, too. It benefits the Justin J. Watt Foundation. Watt’s first three charity games were sold out at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters. Watt moved it to Minute Maid Park this year to raise more money for his foundation. Tickets…