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“Caught” in a random act of kindness

By Amy Shanahan; photo courtesy of Audrey Will

Castle Pines Village resident Max Will (left) was enjoying the Colorado Rockies game against the Cincinnati Reds on August 15 when he saw a fly ball coming directly at him. Will reached out and caught the ball bare-handed!

Soon after, a Rockies stadium manager approached Will to say that a young boy desperately wanted to go home with a ball that night, as it was his first baseball game. Will immediately found out where the boy was sitting and gifted him the fly ball.

The young boy’s father was so moved by Will’s generosity that he asked Will to pose in a picture with them. Will remarked, “I remember my first game and how special it was so I wanted the little kid to remember his first game as well! Catching the ball was a cool enough experience for me; I thought the little guy deserved a memento more than I needed one.”

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