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Ted Lilly To Put His Money Where His Arm Is


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Awhile back I wrote about the launch of the Ryan & Jenny Dempster Family Foundation. The Cubs pitcher and his wife started the charity to raise awareness of the 22q11.2 deletion (DiGeorge Syndrome), a genetic disorder their 10-month-old daughter Riley suffers from.

Dempster has always been a favorite of mine for the way he combines hard work and passion for the game with a fantastic sense of humor. (He definitely stole the show in my piece on the Cubs' Gatorade cooler...)

He's truly one of the most genuine and kind athletes I've worked with and someone any Cubs fan should be proud to have on their team.

Teammate Ted Lilly seems to feel the same way about Dempster and his charitable efforts. Lilly has offered to give the Dempster Foundation $10 for each of his strikeouts this season and $1,000 for each of his wins. Last year Lilly had 151 strikeouts and 12 wins, so if he can match that effort, that means over $13,000 for the Foundation.  

Find out how you can join Lilly in his efforts and check the events page of the Foundation's website to hear about other ways to help.

[HT to the Grandaddy of all Cubs blogs, Bleed Cubbie Blue



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