Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels held an event this weekend for his charity organization that helps fund childhood programs for inner-city schools in the United States and in Africa. In true superstar fashion, however, Hamels let his teammates shine, and Anthony Rizzo absolutely stole the show with his rendition of "Rocket Man" by Elton John.
Not bad vocals from Rizzo, but he should probably stick to baseball.
The three-time MLB All-Star and two-time Gold Glover did his part for a cause that is near and dear to Cole Hamels' heart: Promoting and achieving equal access to quality education.
According to the organization's website, which was established in 2009 by the former World Series MVP and his wife, the goal of The Hamels Foundation is to "enrich the lives of children through the power of education by giving them the tools they need to achieve their goals."
The foundation donated nearly $30,000 in 2018 to projects across California, Pennsylvania, and Missouri, but plan on making an even more significant contribution to the cause this year and for years to come.