Since Nick's death touched so many here beyond those that regularly visit the Sports Zone, I decided to start this thread here. Moderators, feel free to move it as you see fit.
I saw this on the Angels website today on mlb.com.
The full article, including the adress to send contributions, can be found on the Angels website.Even after Nick Adenhart had reached the Majors, the promising pitcher would wax nostalgically about his most memorable games in youth baseball, lucidly thinking as far back as when he was an eight-year-old.
So when his mother, Janet Gigeous, contemplated the appropriate way to honor the memory of Nick, killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver in an Orange County accident in the wee hours of April 9, the decision was easy.
Thus, Janet and Duane Gigeous have set up the Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund to support youth baseball leagues throughout the country.
"Looking back over Nick's career, he had very fond memories of playing Little League and Pony League baseball," said Janet. "There were other possible directions for us to go in, such as anti-drunk-driving programs, but we felt strongly about the baseball side. "So this will be our work. It's a good way to honor Nick."
The perfect way, IMHO, to keep Nick's spirit alive.