- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - There are 20 foster children in Reno, Nevada, who received armfuls of Christmas presents last week because, five years ago, a baseball player and his wife couldn’t decide what to give each other for their first wedding anniversary.

The Tampa Tribune (https://bit.ly/1YEwOKy) reports Jake McGee, the hard-throwing left-hander in the Tampa Bay Rays bullpen, and his wife, Morgan, first contacted a foster care agency and asked to “adopt” three families in 2009. They ended up buying everything on each child’s Christmas list.

The McGees help children on both sides of the country because Jake was raised in Reno, and he and Morgan live in Tampa.

The McGees buy almost all the gifts themselves at a cost more than $3,000. Jake has a contract with Nike, and Nike donates the sneakers.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, https://www.tampatrib.com

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