Santa Barbara Baseball Team Spends Time with Kids Battling Serious Illnesses
Santa Barbara, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Foresters were a big hit at Cottage Hospital as they visited several children that are fighting serious illnesses.
The summer baseball team went room to room handing out free t-shirts, stuffed bears and game programs to kids. Most of all the Foresters were just trying to brighten the day and put a smile on the kids’ faces.
Former Foresters player and coach Eric Pintard started the Hugs for Cubs program and he himself had a lengthy battle with cancer before he passed away in 2004. Eric's dad is longtime head coach of the team, Bill Pintard.
The Foresters leave for Wichita, Kansas later this week as they try and defend their NBC National Championship.