Baseball Visits Shriners Hospital
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SHREVEPORT-Young children dream of meeting college athletes and it was evident when the Centenary baseball team took time off late last week to visit Shriners Hospital for Children right up the road from where they represent Centenary on the field.

While at Shriners, the Gents participated in a meet-and-greet with the young children and signed autographed baseballs.

"We look forward to visiting Shriners every year. It is a great way to have our team represent Centenary baseball in the local community," said head coach Mike Diaz.

The Gents visit the hospital at least once a year and are looking forward to returning in December during the Christmas holidays.

"Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay. It's how Shriners Hospitals for Children® has been Changing the World through Caring for Kids since 1922." -

Centenary recently announced its 2011 schedule and are slated to begin play on Saturday, Feb. 19, hosting Louisiana College in a double-header at Shehee Stadium.