Bolsa Grande gets gift of baseball gear

BOLSA GRANDE High School baseball team and coaches pose for a photo with some of their new Under Armour athletic gear donated by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges (GGUSD photo).

Austin Hedges, a catcher for the San Diego Padres, surprised the baseball program at Bolsa Grande High School with a generous donation of Under Armour baseball equipment valued at $6000.  Last week, Bolsa Grande administrators and baseball coaches surprised students with the Under Armour shipment, which included baseball helmets, shirts, shoes, socks, and more.

“The generosity of Mr. Hedges, and the example he set about paying it forward, is something these young athletes will never forget,” said Garden Grove Unified School District board member Dina Nguyen.  “Athletics is such an important part of the high school experience and having quality equipment can make all of the difference for our players.”

Hedges’charitable act was made possible thanks in part to connections made by Sunnyside Elementary School Secretary Dolly Chatterton.   Bolsa Grande’s Assistant Baseball Coach Greg Johnston was also instrumental in helping the school secure the donation.  The Bolsa Grande Matadors are currently practicing and gearing up for the season which begins in March.


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  1. Please tell me how can get copies of the Bolsa Grande Baseball gear story on Jan 28 2018. My grandson is in the picture and i would like copies of that paper I need at least 5 copies. His brother is in the Navy deployed I would like to send him a copy and one to his mother and aunts for we are so proud of him. Thank you so much.

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