The Vermont Lake Monsters and Northwestern Urgent Care, are once again teamed up to give nine kids a once-in-a- lifetime experience through a “Little Lake Monsters” community program.
This year’s team took the field last Friday night, August 12 at historic Centennial Field. The lineup of young athletes included three kids from Franklin County: Foster Hutchins of Enosburg, Brady Jankowski of Georgia and Matthew Gonyeau of St. Albans.
“This innovative program supports NMC’s core values of health and wellness,” says Jonathan Billings, NMC’s Vice President of Planning and Community Relations. Vermont kids ages 5 to 12 apply to become a Lake Monster for a day – submitting answers to questions focused on healthy lifestyles, community service and sportsmanship.
“Northwestern Medical Center is pleased to team up with the Vermont Lake Monsters to celebrate kids’ efforts to be healthy and encourage families to adopt healthier lifestyles,” said Jill Berry Bowen, NMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “By improving health in Vermont, we all win.”
The Little Lake Monsters got to live the day in the life of a professional baseball player including participating in a press conference, signing a one-day contract, riding in a limo to the field, taking batting practice with the team, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and spending an inning in the dugout with the Lake Monsters players.