Baseball Takes Time for Shriners
Monday, February 23, 2009

SHREVEPORT – Before the Centenary baseball team left for its season opening game at Texas A&M, the Gents visited the children at Shriners Hospital on Monday morning.


The Gents signed baseballs for the kids and took pictures, along with playing video games. Which one of the baseball student-athletes went to the hospital in uniform and talked baseball with the kids.


“No matter what happens this week I know that we put a smile on each one of the kids face,” said head coach Ed McCann. “My guys enjoy going to Shriners and giving the kids high-fives and just a few minutes of  their time.”  


Shriners offers men and their families an opportunity to meet new friends who have similar interests. There are 191 Shrine Temples, or chapters, located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama. Informal Shrine Clubs are located around the world.

Shriners of North America have a philanthropic mission as well-- to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a world-class network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children have significantly improved the lives of more than 800,000 children.