Cleveland Indians all-star outfielder Yasiel Puig paid a surprise visit to Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY, on Monday, August 19. Puig signed autographs for the campers, danced with them, and led a baseball clinic. Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special are Chai Lifeline’s flagship summer programs for children with cancer and chronic illnesses.
“Yasiel Puig is an all-star on the field, but an even bigger all-star mensch off of it,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Chai Lifeline CEO. “We are grateful for his taking the time to visit our campers and providing them with memories they’ll never forget.”
Puig was inspired by his visit, calling it “one of the best days of my life.”
The star’s visit to Camp Simcha made headlines, with coverage on ESPN, SNY, MLB Network and more.