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Ahead of Saturday, May 28’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer met a fan who also deals with a stutter.
The Toronto Blue Jays were in Anaheim, Calif. this weekend to take on the Los Angeles Angels. Prior to the May 28 game, Blue Jays outfielder George Springer shared an emotional moment with a young fan.
During batting practice, Springer spotted a young fan named Brandon, who held up a sign that read “Springer, I stutter too.” Springer has been open about dealing with his stutter throughout his entire life. Springer gave the fan his bat and his gloves while speaking with him.
Blue Jays: George Springer meets fan who has stutter
It is truly an awesome moment, one that the young fan will never forget.
As mentioned earlier, Springer has been open over the years regarding his stutter. The outfielder even spoke about it to ESPN back in 2017 when he was with the Houston Astros, and it was featured on SportsCenter.
Springer is a spokesperson for the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY), a non-profit organization that “empowers, educates and supports young people who stutter.” He also has the George Springer Kids Fund, which provides financial support for families-in-need for kids ages 8-18 who stutter, so they can attend Camp SAY for two weeks.
Per their official website, Camp SAY is where “young people who stutter have endless fun while forming important friendships, building independence and self-esteem, and developing the confidence and communication skills they need to say what they want to say and advocate for themselves in their everyday lives.”
Springer used his platform to inspire those who deal with a stutter like did growing up. And he did just that by making a memory that that young fan before the Saturday game will never forget.