14 August 2009

Albert Pujols: An honor "far greater" than the Hall

From the Pujols Family Foundation site:

"Perhaps one day I could be honored with an invitation into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. That would certainly be a boyhood dream of mine come true, but it is a far greater honor that one day I will be in heaven with God to enjoy Him forever." - Albert Pujols
The Pujols family is not siting by idly in the meantime, though. Albert and his wife Deidre are dedicated to bringing good to Pujols' native home, the Dominican Republic. The Pujols Family Foundation is dedicated to provide care to a wide variety of children through Compassion International's Child Survival Program (CSP).
"They [Albert and Deidre] come to our bateys [neighborhoods] with teams of dentists, eye doctors and medical doctors, and the help everyone, Compassion or not," says Bernard Okeke (who works for Compassion in the Dominican). "Today many of our children have eyeglasses and healthy teeth, thanks to the Pujols. Most of the mothers in their sponsored CSP project not only can show off their beds, but their self-esteem is way up high...We will ever remain grateful to our Lord for the Pujols family and their foundation."
Check out more of Albert's work with Compassion International here (.pdf).

Thanks Albert. As a baseball lover it's nice to like a baseball player again.


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