On Saturday, August 24 JASON HAMMEL will sign autographs in exchange for a $10 donation to Fidos For Freedom from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the organization’s offices at 1200 Sandy Spring Road in Laurel. Fidos For Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Founded in 1987, Fidos’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of people living in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, MD metropolitan communities by providing specially trained hearing dogs, service dogs, and therapy dogs to those individuals with disabilities, children with reading difficulties, and patients in health care facilities.
After our first exciting year in Baltimore, we are ready to settle down and get going on some projects that are near and dear to me and my family. The first member that my wife Elissa and I welcomed into our family is Sadie, a 40lb 7 year old Boston Terrier. She has been with us through the excitement of the World Series with our first team Tampa Bay, a 3 year run with Colorado and a whirlwind year in Baltimore that took us to the Playoffs.
She’s been there through it all, most recently welcoming our newest family member, our son Beckett. They are best friends, playmates, brother and sister, and share every part of the day together. Sadie is even Beckett’s throwing coach, retrieving balls for hours on end, maybe helping him carve out a future baseball career??
We’ve always wanted to do something that honors the love we have for our 4 legged family member and have some exciting things in store this season!