It was the first time Fugate, a huge baseball fan, had an opportunity to meet Schwarber and his family. He was impressed.
“The fact that they decided to buy for others tells you they have Christ in their heart,” Fugate said. “They were thinking of others, and that tells you a lot about them.”
The Schwarber family said they would have preferred to remain anonymous. But the timing of the donation was perfect, Fugate said.
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“It lifted my spirits,” he said. “It’s difficult at this time when you deal with so many who have so little.”
Instead of writing a check to the organization, Kyle Schwarber, who is entering his fourth season with the Cubs, participated in the donation, Fugate said.
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“It takes a special person to show up,” Fugate said of the Middletown High School graduate who starred at Indiana University. “I’m sure he’s busy. He was so humble around me.”
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