Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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November 30, 2012

Pro ball players help raise funds for Crisis Center


A trio of East Texans with professional baseball backgrounds are supporting The Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties with a special hunt Friday.

Micah Hoffpauir, Andrew Cashner and Josh Tomlin “are local boys who have gone on to become successful athletes but know how important it is to support (their) hometown and hometown organizations like the Crisis Center, said Billy Bateman, manager of Carey Lake Ranch, where the hunt will take place.  

The filmed event will be aired on the Sportsman Channel and the Pursuit Channel, and fees from the hunt will benefit the Crisis çenter.

A catfish and exotic wild game dinner planned at the ranch from 7-9 p.m. tonight also will help raise funds for the center. A prize drawing for a gun will be held that night, as well.

“River Run ATV Park and Carey lake Ranch have always looked for ways to help the community any way we can,” Bateman said. “We held our annual 'Horses at The Run' event earlier this year to raise funds for the crisis center, and we look forward to welcoming these local athletes back home for this effort to further support this community organization.”

Hoffpauir is first baseman and outfielder for the Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan, and played with the Chicago Cubs. He is a Jacksonville native who will be visiting here through Dec. 1.

Cashner, of Montgomery, pitches for the San Diego Padres while Tyler native Tomlin is pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.

Carey Lake Ranch and KNG Chronicles are sponsoring Friday's events.

Donations also are being accepted in support of the crisis center. For more information, contact Bateman at 903-284-1710.                                              

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