Moyer Foundation Holds Champions for Children Celebration Honoring Philanthropic Work of the Shane Victorino Foundation

Shane Victorino and his wife, Melissa, were honored Thursday night in Philly at The Moyer Foundation's 4th Annual Champions for Children Celebration. Also pictured: Phillies chairman David Montgomery and his wife, Lyn, and Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. (Image and caption via PhillyVoice)

Local baseball legend Jamie Moyer was reunited with his former teammate, Phillies Shane Victorino, from the 2008 World Champion at the Moyer Foundation’s 4th Annual Champions for Children Celebration, writes Ryan Lawrence for Philly Voice.

Victorino and his wife, Melissa, were presented with the Jamie Moyer Legends Award for the philanthropic work of the Shane Victorino Foundation.

The charity event at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City also provided guests with the chance to join Moyer in a batting cage inside the Wannamaker Building and swing at pitches from the legendary player.

Moyer started the foundation sixteen years ago with his wife Karen, to provide comfort, hope, and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. One of the foundation’s signature programs, Camp Erin, is the biggest national grief program for children aged 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a close family member or friend.

“I try to tell people all the time which individuals helped me see the work that goes into charity work and Jamie was one of the leading candidates,” said Moyer.

Read more about the celebration at Philly Voice by clicking here.

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