Rival Little League Pitches in to Help Family in Need

Published 07/22 2014 07:24PM

Updated 07/22 2014 07:36PM

        The call came around 3:30am Tuesday morning in the 300 block of South Barker Avenue.  An apparent electrical fire was engulfing a home with six people inside, including children.  Six year old Cameron Burnett, who plays little league baseball with Golfmoor Little League, escaped the fire alive. But reported smoke inhalation has the young man in the Intensive Care Unit.  

        Burnett and his Golfmoor teammates had finished a baseball game the night before, playing rival Highland in a Slugfest Tournament game. Highland's Jason Broshear was among those to visit the Burnett family in the hospital, then decided he and his league needed to do what they could to help.
        "We have a baseball community," says Broshear. "By the end of the summer you know the opposing players and coaches... we just felt like we needed, as a baseball community to help."

        Highland Little League, in conjunction with Golfmoor, placed a donation box at the front gate leading into Tuesday's tournament games. If you missed Tuesday's games, you can still help out.
        Click on this link to direct you to the Highland Little League Facebook page for more information.

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