Indiana MENTOR Represented at Perdue University Baseball Game
11 September 2015
This past April, Kenny Huddleston, one of the individuals served by Indiana MENTOR had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Purdue University Boilermaker’s baseball game against the Ball State University Cardinals.
Mr. Huddleston was chosen throw out the pitch because of his well-known love for sports.
“Kenny is always talking about sports, and he was so proud to be able to go out on the field and represent Indiana MENTOR,” said Area Director Cody Buchanan.
Supplied with hot chocolate and blankets, 50 of Indiana MENTOR’s direct support professionals and the individuals they support, as well as a big crowd of fans, showed their support for Mr. Huddleston and the Boilermakers by attending the game despite the unseasonably chilly weather.
“I really enjoyed throwing out the first pitch. It was the first time I had ever gotten to do that. It was exciting because there were a lot of people there, and I got it all the way to the catcher,” said Mr. Huddleston, “I got to keep the baseball as a souvenir. I will always remember how fun it was and that Purdue won!”
Indiana MENTOR is in the process of establishing a regular agreement with the University to include the individuals we serve in at least one Perdue home game of each sport’s season in an effort to help them become more active in a University setting.