The Sanford Mainers Baseball Team in 2011 chose Grahamtastic Connection as its charity of choice and will support that organization's mission of supplying free laptops and Internet access to hospitalized children.
Grahamtastic provides free laptops and Internet access to more than 100 seriously ill children a year from Maine to California. In addition, thousands of children use the laptops, permanently placed at more than 30 facilities across the country, such as Boston Ronald McDonald House and Maine Children's Cancer Program. For more information, visit online at www.grahamtastic.org.
Paige Wales, of Grahamtastic Connection, pals around Sanford Mainers mascots Boomer and Broose D. Moose.
A Grahamtastic baseball game was played on June 17 at Goodall Park. Paige Wales, 10, of Sanford, threw out the first pitch. Paige became a laptop recipient in 2009, when Cystic Fibrosis symptoms inhibited her to attend school. Paige and her brother, Todd, were special guests at this game, helping to celebrate the Grahamtastic-Sanford Mainer's partnership.
Paige and Todd's mother, Katie, said, "Grahamtastic Connection is a great program that benefited Paige and many other children who need to be hospitalized for a chronic disease to stay in touch with friends and family."
Former Sanford Mainers Chairman Steve Cabana said the baseball team is honored to be affiliated with Grahamtastic Connection.
"It is our hope that we can help to further promote the important work that Grahamtastic does throughout the country. We look forward to a long relationship with Grahamtastic as the official charity of the Sanford Mainers Baseball Team," he said.