Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi have hooked a Missouri charity up big time for Christmas this year.
The Texas Rangers pitcher is donating his family’s Missouri mansion, worth $9.4 million, to Camp Barnabas, a non-profit organization “dedicated to providing life-changing experiences to individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses as well as their siblings,” according to press release. The home spans 32,000 square feet and sits on a property just over 100 acres on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, all of which will now be available for campers’ use.
“Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it,” Hamels said in a statement. “Barnabas makes dreams come true, and we felt called to help them in a big way.”
According to the Springfield, MO News Leader, the Hamels family never moved into the house after Cole was traded to the Texas Rangers from the Philadelphia Phillies following the 2015 season.