Monday, January 10, 2011

Vernon Wells to appear at the Brahmas' Faith and Family Day

MLB star will speak following game against Fort Wayne

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells will be the featured speaker at the Texas Brahmas' inaugural Faith and Family Day on Sunday, January 30th. The Fort Wayne Komets will be in town for their only game against the Brahmas this season, set for 4:05 pm.

The event will include a post-game round table with Brahmas players, an appearance by the Robert Gotcher Band, and a puck give-away to youth attendees courtesy of Hockey Ministries International. The event will conclude with Vernon Wells discussing various topics with kids and families.

Special discount tickets are available for all church groups throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so spread the word.

A product of Bowie High School who still resides in Arlington, Wells is a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star (2003, 2006, 2010) and has also captured three American League gold gloves (2004, 2005, 2006). He has hit 223 career home runs and 813 career RBI. He is a veteran of 12 seasons in the majors, all with the Blue Jays.

Wells and his wife Charlene also head up the Perfect 10 Foundation which supports and protects single mothers and disadvantaged children in need by providing them with a safe, stable home as well as opportunities to further their education. They also equip them with life skills needed to help break the cycle of poverty in their lives.

Since 1977, Hockey Ministries International has been active in every level of hockey from youth, college and junior, up to minor pro, and the NHL. Through their many camps, clinics, and conferences they serve to support the spiritual needs of players, coaches, families, and fans. The Brahmas own "Rev" Cliff Shaw is a representative of HMI.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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