In a display of generosity, Leesburg GA’s own Buster Posey has given back to the Lee County High School Baseball program
Lee County GA with a population of only 28,575 has given birth to what is certainly more than it’s fair share of ‘celebrities’ in the past few decades. Luke Bryan, Phillip Phillips and Buster Posey are probably the most notable of late. All three men have certainly ‘done Lee County proud’ and serve as a source of inspiration for many young people in the community.
Buster Posey has recently decided to ‘pay it back’ after being chosen National League MVP for 2012. National League MVP certainly comes with it’s own set of awards and prizes for the lucky recipient, but these rewards are generally not the reason players hope to be selected for this great honor.
One such reward that fell into Buster Posey’s lap this year was $10,000 in cash or merchandise from the Louisville Slugger athletic equipment company. During the off season, while at home in Lee County, Buster Posey decided this reward was something that the Lee County High School Baseball Program could make much better use of then he could.
A quick call to head coach Rob Williams was a total surprise to Buster’s previous coach and mentor during his time spent at Lee County High School. This certainly isn’t the first time that Buster has given back to the program that help forge him into the MVP that he is today, it’s certainly one of the largest!
Coach Rob Williams told the Albany Herald that this gift of $10,000 worth of equiptment would allow the program to “buy not only the need to haves, but it also allows us to get a few of the would like to have items”.
Albany Uncovered would like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Buster Posey for giving back to the community that he grew up in. This shows the positive values that his family and his community instilled upon him during his formative years. Leesburg is truly a great place to live!