Bryce Harper: From Clowns to Charity
On Opening Day 2013, Bryce Harper joined 94 other MLB players by hitting 2 home runs, but he also was the youngest to accomplish this feat. The 2012 National League Rookie of the Year picked up right where he left off last year, which is no surprise to any of us. Even at just 20 years old, Harper has been a huge part of the Nationals’ success on the field, but it is what he does off the field that has caught our attention.
A reporter in Toronto asked Harper if he planned on enjoying the lower drinking age while in Canada, and Harper’s response was, “That’s a clown question, bro.” Little did anyone know the impending social impact from this simple statement. In conjunction with the Nationals’ visit to Denver to play the Colorado Rockies, Denver Beer Co. launched its ‘Clown Question Bro’ Canadian lager. Upon finding out about this, Harper suggested that the Denver Beer Co. donate a portion of their proceeds to help support the 12 year-old daughter of Celina Hollis. Celina was a single mother and police officer that was killed while investigating a disturbance during a jazz festival in Denver, which Harper found out about by watching the local news while in Colorado. Denver Beer Co. agreed to support the cause, and direct donations can be made to the Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union to help support Hollis’ daughter.
Bryce Harper is a role model for everyone because he took a simple question and turned it into a way to give back to a child in need. He saw a simple news story, wanted to help make a difference, and he did just that. We can all learn from Harper’s ability to follow through and enact social good within our own communities.
Donate to the Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union.