At the parks, we always cheered for the home team. In the end, we visited 38 states, three national parks, changed countless diapers, drove 15,171 miles and watched our daughter grow right before our eyes. That's why it was important to us that we make philanthropy a part of our journey. We decided that we wanted to raise money for a charity that supports girls sports and education.
Along the way, we reached out to the teams to see if they would contribute an item to be auctioned off for charity at the end of our journey. The response was impressive. We received items not only from the teams, but also from fans who saw our story on their local news. We hoped that our journey would make a difference in the lives of others. We met with organizations that benefits girls and women in sports. Some were national, others local. In the end, we partnered with the Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! Program. Founded by legendary athlete, Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women's Sports Foundation benefits underserved girls and young women in America through sports and education.
We are happy to announce various fundraising efforts including a Miles for Charity auction of the baseball memorabilia collected during our journey and a World Series Watch Party fundraiser for this cause and hope that those that were touched by our story are inspired to do something that makes a change for the better in the lives of others as much as our journey changed ours. (Learn more)
Roberto Coquis and Judy Pino
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