Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, are donating a mansion and 100 acres of land in southwest Missouri to charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses and their siblings.
The 32,000-square foot home will be donated to Camp Barnabas, a Christian summer camp.
This morning co-founders @ColeHamels and Heidi Hamels gifted their home on Table Rock Lake to @CampBarnabas. We are so excited for the lives that will be changed by this gift. For more information, read our article here: https://t.co/6RwCJMD0P1 pic.twitter.com/VAVWOJD5WB
— Hamels Foundation (@TheHamels) December 15, 2017
The mansion and land is near Table Rock Lake near Reeds Springs. Heidi Hamels grew up in Buffalo, Missouri.
The Springfield News-Leader reports an attorney for the couple said they thought the mansion would be their dream home. But when Hamels was traded to the Rangers, they moved to Texas and never moved into the Missouri house.
The 33-year-old Hamels is a four-time All-Star and 2008 World Series MVP. He said in a news release Friday that he and his wife wanted to help the charity make children's dreams come true.