For kids with loss or addiction in their families, these camps offer comfort

  • June 22, 2016
  • Source Christian Science Monitor
  • Author Gail Wood
  • Type News

SEATTLE — It's not that Jamie Moyer regrets becoming a pitcher, throwing for eight Major League Baseball teams over a noteworthy career that lasted some 25 years.

But he just didn't want catching the corner for another strikeout to be his only legacy. He wanted to make a difference in someone's life.

And that's how Mr. Moyer, with the help of his wife, Karen Moyer, started programs to comfort children grieving the loss of a family member or enduring the heartache of having a family member with drug or alcohol problems. The Moyer Foundation began 16 years ago when Mr. Moyer was a Seattle Mariner.

“I just thought we could do more,” he says when asked why he and his wife started the foundation. “Let's give back more. Let's find a way. So we created our foundation.”

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