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CHKD in The News

Monday, January 21, 2013

Contact: Rich Radford, Web Program Manager (757) 477-6087

Face of a Franchise, Heart of a Community

Mets All-Star David Wright comes out swinging to help lift the spirits of sick children

About 10 years ago, before he moved up from baseball's minor leagues to play third base for the New York Mets, David Wright already was thinking of ways to help Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

This was before the creation of the David Wright Foundation that would raise money for the hospital, as well as for multiple charities in New York. Before he signed his first big contract and long before his deal last month that probably will make him a career Met.

In fact, during his initial visits with the children undergoing care and treatment at CHKD, he was not much more than a kid himself. And he was taken by the patients, the hospital and the mission.