Cole Hamels has been with the Texas Rangers since 2015 and before that he was with the Philadelphia Phillies. Somewhere in there him and his wife Heidi purchased a mansion in Missouri, they were going to make it their dream home before the Rangers came calling and the couple moved to Texas. The deal was completed on Friday and news broke yesterday on Twitter that they decided to donate the home to a charity that benefits children, called Camp Barnabas
The home is a 32,000 square foot house sitting on 100 acres of land in Southwest Missouri near Table Rock Lake valued at about $9,418,400.
“Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it,” Cole said in a statement about the donation.
Twitter is exploding with comments on the donation in support of the Hamels’ decision.
Give this man a Sportsman of the Year Award! What a wonderful/generous act! .🏆🏆
— Pamela Mathis (@PamFromPHMI) December 19, 2017
Without a doubt, #ColeHamels and his wife did something a lot of other athletes talk about doing-making a difference. Got a new favorite MLB player, I truly hope others will follow his lead.
— Joseph Young (@JoeYoung715) December 19, 2017
That's An Amazing Gift, God Bless Them Both‼️🙌🏾💕🤓
— Nikki (@AtxGirlnScrubbs) December 19, 2017
If you didn't love this man before and you STILL don't, maybe you need to turn in your "humanity" card…
— John Martin (@surveydog) December 19, 2017
Cole and wife are a class act always and forever .
— drdan1027 (@doctordan1027) December 19, 2017
All we can say is Cole and Heidi, you both are amazing and we love that you’re both now Texans.