Second Wind Dreams Day at the Atlanta Braves
On Wednesday, September 24, the Atlanta Braves and Second Wind Dreams® fulfilled the dreams of three elders from statewide elder care communities. This took place at Turner Field during their home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in an on-field presentation.
The dreamers were presented with their own Atlanta Braves’ paraphernalia as they stood with pride and waved to the crowd.
Second Wind Dreams and the Atlanta Braves honored:
Greg Higginbotham of Elmcroft of Mt. Zion: The game of baseball and the Atlanta Braves have always been a part of Higginbotham’s life. Higginbotham will never forget the excitement he felt when the Atlanta Braves went to the World Series in 1995. Higginbotham has listened to every Braves Games. This game and honorary presentation will be Higginbotham’s first time ever attending an Atlanta Braves game.
Judy Hartsfield of Elmcroft of Martinez: Hartsfield, affectionately known as “Sunshine” by all at Elmcroft of Martinez, will serve the Braves’ honorary team captain for this game. While she is an avid fan of the entire team and enjoys watching them hit home runs, her favorite players are Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward.
Albert Umphlett of Signature Healthcare of Marietta: Umphlett will never forget attending Atlanta Braves baseball games with his father and brother as a child. The trio never missed a game and used these outings for bonding. The all-American sport has been with him his entire life, Umphlett said.
About Second Wind Dreams: Second Wind Dreams is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1997. This organization is changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs including its flagship program, The Virtual Dementia Tour®. The Atlanta-based organization has fulfilled more than 10,000 dreams with help from its sponsors: Senior Helpers, Caesars Foundation, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and UK-based Training 2 Care. For more information go to www.secondwind.org.
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