Name of Nominee: Porter McKeehan
School Name: Elmonica - 3rd Grade
Graduation Year: 2014
Porter plays on the Westview Little League Giants baseball team. He plays 2nd base, but really loves to pitch. He practices every day for 30-60 minutes rain or shine. This year Porter leads the team in strike outs pitched - striking out 1 of every 2 batters he faces.
In our last game it was Porter's turn to pitch and as I called him over to warm up, he said, "Dad - let Stevie pitch tonight. He hasn't had a turn yet. He has been practicing as much as me - and he's really good!"
Stevie pitched and we won the game. That night Porter and I were in the yard practicing his pitching and I asked him about his decision to let Stevie pitch. He said, "I really wanted to pitch, but I'm even more glad we went with Stevie. He did great for his first time and he was really happy."
It’s small acts of kindness like this that inspire a chain reaction.
Congratulations, Porter McKeehan for being this month’s Rachel’s Challenge Hero of the Month.