The 2023 GBL All-Star Game will take place Thursday June 8th at Cameron Brown Park. Each year, GBL selects a charitable cause to help with all the proceeds from the All-Star game concession stand. This year we will be supporting Hope for Hadley and Hadley Whiteaker’s family. Her father Travis Whiteaker was a long-time coach in GBL and hern Marshal played in GBL for several years. We encourage you to come out and root on the All-Stars, and help this great cause with a purchase and/or donation at the concession stand. Every penny earned during the All-Star game will go directly to Hope for Hadley. We will also have an option to take donations via a credit card. There is a flyer attached to this email if you would like to help us spread the word.
Hadley Whiteaker was a healthy little 3-year-old girl when she contracted a respiratory virus on October 17, 2018 which closed her airway. Hadley went without oxygen for approximately 20 minutes and no heart beat for 12-15 minutes. As a result, Hadley has an anoxic brain injury. She has come such a long way but still has a journey ahead of her. Hadley’s family travels to different places around the country for different treatments and therapy. The next trip will be to Monterey, Mexico for a month -ong treatment that is showing promising results in other children with the same injury as Hadley. These treatments are not covered by insurance so they are all out of pocket for the family. You can follow Hadley’s journey on her Facebook and Instagram page.