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Sundown baseball team raises $5,000 for West ISD

SUNDOWN, TX (KCBD) -

A small West Texas town has earned a special place in the hearts of citizens in West, Texas.

Sundown, the tiny community of 1,434 residents, felt a kinship with the people of West after the tragic fertilizer plant explosion on April 17th.

According to Sundown High School principal Brent Evans, their hearts broke for the families of West. As a small town, he said they understood how shockwaves of pain can ripple through a close-knit community and wanted to reach out in any way they could.

So, two weeks ago, Sundown High School and Jr. High had various school-wide sales, which brought in around $2,000 toward rebuilding West ISD.

Then, the Sundown High School baseball team found a way to use their skills to benefit the devastated community. They called it The Home Run Derby for West ISD. Baseball players solicited donations of a dime, a nickel or a quarter per foot they could hit in the next game. The generosity of the citizens combined with the player's talents helped them raise about $5,000 for the schools in West.  

Baseball coach Cory Barnes said that team came up with the idea themselves and wanted to give back to the hurting community using the talents that God had given them. He says they will be donating the almost $7,000 in funds to West early next week.

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