New York Met David Wright is from Virginia; however since becoming a New York Met in 2004 David Wright has quickly taken rank as an unofficial New Yorker. The fact that David Wright’s charity, the David Wright Foundation has been serving kids with Multiple Sclerosis and other children’s causes, with particular focus on the urban metro areas of Norfolk Virginia and New York City earns him particular kudos in the hearts and minds of many. While David Wright could do a little more to help my best Queens team win a few more pennants, he has done his part both on the field, leading the New York Mets in many categories year after year, as well as off the field with his work for the David Wright Foundation.
New York Met David Wright Off the Field: What is the David Wright Foundation: From their own literature, the David Wright Foundation has made it their mission “…to provide aid and assistance toward the health, emotional development, and education for children in need. Through programs and annual events, the David Wright Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life for children of the New York, Tri-State, and Norfolk, VA metro areas.” David Wright isn’t just some flunk who was told by his handlers that forming his own charity was a way for him to avoid paying taxes on his millions. David Wright pays particular attention towards his charity, does a lot of the work in the off-season and between games making appearances as time allows, and the David Wright Foundation really has a vested interest in the success and well being of these kids; especially kids stricken with Multiple Sclerosis.
New York Met David Wright Off the Field: Ripple Effects: Too often people will find passion in the project of the moment. Christopher Reeve in pop culture was fighting for stem-cell research; so everyone got in back of that; Terri Schiavo was on the feeding tube and suddenly everyone was tuned in to that see-saw battle; Barack Obama galvanized the downtrodden political crusaders who had gone into dormancy with his cries of “Yes, We Can!” and we’ve seen how that’s played out. but one of the things we can never forget about is the children. We especially can’t forget about the children who are suffering with such a devastating and broad and as yet uncured disease as Multiple Sclerosis.
New York Met David Wright Off the Field: What is Multiple Sclerosis: Perhaps the most heartbreaking thing about Multiple Sclerosis is that life expectancy is largely the same for affected as unaffected population. So children who are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis can live for years on end without the ability to perform some basic tasks, take care of themselves, or otherwise function with any confidence that symptoms won’t return just as suddenly as they’ve gone away. If the David Wright Foundation can help kids who are affected adjust to their diagnosis and perhaps one day help lead to discovery of a cure, then David Wright will have done so much more in his off the field work then he ever would have been able to imagine doing on the field.
New York Met David Wright Off the Field: Summation: I love baseball. I think that committing yourself to such a grueling travel schedule and playing from the early mosquitoes of April to the shivers of October each year is an impressive thing. I also love franchise players like David Wright. He’s been here, I hope he’s not going anywhere, and he’s a major lift to the whole team. The fact that the David Wright Foundation has been doing so much for kids in the community of his home and his adopted baseball home makes David Wright okay by me. If you’d like to learn more about the David Wright Foundation or show your support check out their website or reach out to the contact listing below.
David Wright Foundation
David Wright Foundation
81 Pondfield Road, #327
Bronxville, New York 10708-0850