Maldonado makes kids’ day in Puerto Rico

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado and his wife, Janelise, hosted the “bigger and better” charity event today that I last wrote about in October, fulfilling a promise Martin made to his mother that he would give back to the community in his native Puerto Rico after becoming established in the Major Leagues. This year he hosted more than 300 kids, beating the total from the inaugural event last year, also on Three Kings Day.

Maldonado said the event was “better than last year,” and asked me to make note of the sponsors who made it possible, including the Wisconsin-based Andis Company, a manufacturer of hair clippers that got to know Maldonado after learning about his role as the Brewers’ resident barber. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina again made a significant contribution, as did former Brewers reliever Michael Gonzalez and a number of other teammates whose funds came through a donation from the Brewers Community Foundation. Two companies in Puerto Rico, Pan Pepin Bread and the Suiza Fruit Corporation, helped provide lunch.

Here are some photos of the festivities:

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2 Comments

Makes me proud to be a Brewers fan! I am looking forward to seeing Maldy play this season. Hurry up Spring!

Great guy, need ALOT more like Maldy. Just need his bat to come around and he would be able to afford to share his wealth even more.

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