Naval Academy baseball team visits children’s hospital in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Naval Academy baseball team visited children at the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center Friday while they were in eastern North Carolina for the Freedom Classic Tournament against Air Force Academy.

The team spent time with various patients and handed out shirts and hats.

“It’s honestly a blessing just to come in here provide a little inspiration and just see how they’re doing; try to make their day a little better,” said Adrian Chinnery, who plays on the team.

Preston Collins, a patient at the hospital, appreciated the visit.

“Sometimes you don’t feel good, and you just want somebody to come see you,” Collins said.

This is the second year the team has volunteered at Vidant.

“Yeah we get banged up here and there, but it’s absolutely nothing compared to what these kids have to deal with,” said Jett Meenach, who also plays on the team. “I hope it’s special for them because it means a lot to us, and so we just hope we can make a difference.”

The Freedom Classic starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

 

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