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Softball players deliver gifts to hospitals, children's homes

Updated: Monday, December 23 2013, 10:17 PM CST
A group of softball players based in Beaumont is making a difference off the field this Christmas season.
The players distributed dozens of toys today to children across the area.
Seven teams spent the day giving back.
They traveled to Baptist Beaumont Hospital, the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Buckner Childrens' Village, the Salvation Army, and both Girls' and Boys' Haven.
It all started at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.
Organizers say they spent a few thousand dollars buying all of these toys.
Players and their parents pitched in to raise the money to pay for them.
They all met outside Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth this afternoon before making their rounds to the different locations.
Even Santa got involved in the distribution process.
Eight to 18 year olds are on the seven teams.
The youngest of them all says she has a great time helping others.
Once all the pictures were taken, the girls headed off to deliver the toys.
Inside Christus, they visited the families of children who were admitted only recently.
Some families aren't sure if their children will be released from the hospital before Christmas.
Two-year-old Gemma Wallace came to the hospital at about midnight with a fever.
Her mom says it was wonderful for the team to come and spread some Christmas cheer.Softball players deliver gifts to hospitals, children's homes


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