Players Going Home | Wil Myers
Earlier this month, it was Wil Myers’ turn to go home and shine a light on the community that helped pave his way to the Majors. Myers returned to High Point, N.C., on November 12, to raise awareness and funds for an organization and cause that’s important to him, by hosting his 2nd annual WIFFLE© Ball Challenge to benefit the Miracle League of High Point.
Myers, who hit 28 homers and stole 28 bases while earning his first All-Star berth in 2016, presented a $10,000 check to his hometown Miracle League as part of the fundraising event featuring WIFFLE® Ball competitions between teams of four to six players.
In honor of his return home and commitment to the Miracle League, the Players Going Home program presented a $5,000 grant to Myers’ high school baseball program at Weslyan Christian Academy.
The Players Going Home program is a key component of the $30 million Youth Development Foundation, which was created in 2015 by Major League Baseball and the Players Association to improve the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.