May 27, 2024

During Spring Training, a heartwarming moment unfolded when an Atlanta Braves standout took a break to fulfill a young fan’s wish. Recently, the Atlanta Braves created a memorable experience for a young supporter named James, who battles cystic fibrosis.

James had the opportunity to play catch with Ronald Acuña Jr., the star outfielder for the Braves, during a visit to Spring Training. Documenting the special occasion, the Atlanta Braves Foundation shared on social media that James and his family also had the chance to meet other team members at the training session.

James, Braves shut out Mets

The Foundation’s Instagram post highlighted James’ day at CoolToday Park, where he not only played catch with Acuña but also enjoyed various activities, including watching batting practice, running the bases, and collecting autographs from players. James, a seven-year-old aspiring baseball player, aims to become the first Braves player with cystic fibrosis.

Accompanied by images of James posing with Acuña and interacting with other players, the post also showcased his collection of signed baseball cards from Braves players Orlando Arcia and Travis d’Arnaud. The Atlanta Braves Foundation, committed to fostering community engagement and improving well-being outcomes for children and families, emphasizes its dedication to supporting vulnerable populations and promoting equity in various areas, including sports, health, education, and overall well-being.

Notably, the Braves organization and its players actively support the Foundation’s initiatives. It’s a tradition for Braves players to voluntarily donate 1% of their salary to the Atlanta Braves Foundation, highlighting their commitment to giving back to the community.

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