On Saturday, Chicago Cubs right hander Ryan Dempster continued his dominance on the pitchers mound. This time against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dempster threw six scoreless innings, he has not given up a run now in the past 33 innings pitched. This matched a club record set in 1969 by Ken Holtzman.
But, that’s not all…
On Monday, the Dempster Family Foundation was selected as a Top 5 Regional Finalist in the Midwest Region for the “4th Annual CLASSY Awards”. The foundation was selected from 2,400 nominees in the “Most Effective Awareness Campaign”. In June, the foundation submitted their nomination for their awareness campaign entitled “Dempster Family Foundation Strike Out 22q Awareness Campaign”. The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality that can cause a wide array of health and developmental issues.
To view the complete submission and foundation video, please click here.
If you are interested in voting for the Dempster Family Foundation, you can do so by visiting the “4th Annual Classy Awards” website. Voting ends at 11:59 pm PST on July 26, 2012. Regional winners will be announced on July 31, 2012.
The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country. It recognizes the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations. Last year, the collective efforts of the nearly 2,000 nominees impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries.
The Good in Sports tips their cap to Ryan Dempster. He is a true legend on and off the field. Best of luck in the voting.
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