While their beloved Phillies may not have won this year’s World Series, the Dugan boys (Ryan, Christian & Michael)
were winners never-the-less Dec. 28 when the library presented each of them with a matted and framed baseball card of their favorite player, pitcher Cole Hamels.
There’s a back story to this presentation.
During the summer the three boys were in the library during “Snap Shot Day,” a time when libraries throughout the state recorded each branch’s daily business. The data collected is used to help substantiate how valuable libraries are to their community.
The three Dugan boys, each sporting a Hamels shirt, were photographed in front of another Philly fan’s desk, librarian Lisa Taylor.
We sent the photos to Hamels via the Phillies, asking if he could autograph them. Better yet, he sent back for each of the boys an autographed, over-sized baseball card. We matted and framed the card, along with two of the photos of the boys in front of Lisa’s desk, and presented it to them Monday monring.
It was an exciting day for the boys, their grandparents, and their parents Christine and Ryan.