Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, donated a mansion valued at nearly $10 million and a sizable portion of land, to a charity that provides camps for children with special needs and serious illnesses.
The mansion, a 32,000-square-foot home in Table Rock, Missouri, is valued at over $9.4 million. In addition to the estate the Hamels’ donation includes 100 acres of land.
In a statement, Hamels said, “Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it. Barnabas makes dreams come true, and we felt called to help them in a big way.”
The charity, known as Camp Barnabas, “is a unique ministry providing Christian camping experiences to people with special needs and chronic illnesses, along with their siblings,” according to their website.
Hamels hails from Buffalo, Missouri, the mansion and land surrounding it are in Table Rock, Missouri; less than 90 miles from Buffalo.
According to ESPN, “An attorney for the couple told the Springfield News-Leader that they thought the mansion would be their dream home. However, when Hamels was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Rangers, they moved to Texas and never moved into the Missouri house.”