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Cole Hamels throws shutout, builds awesome playground

Aug 8, 2012, 6:18 PM EST

Cole Hamels ribbon cutting (Miles Kennedy/Phillies)

Fresh off Tuesday’s shutout of the Braves, Cole Hamels spent Wednesday at a ribbon cutting for the Philadelphia playground renovated thanks to a $300,000 grant from his foundation. has pictures from the scene at Bayard Taylor Elementary.

Besides all of the playground equipment, the project includes a technology station and a greenhouse. It’s quite the nice setup, particularly with the Hamels-stamped mural serving as a backdrop.

  1. greggoldberg - Aug 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Wonder if Awesome Emma gets to hang out there.

  2. paulsdamnblog - Aug 8, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    If I were the Phillies, I’d be a little worried about how close his left hand was to those giant scissors.

  3. funnyman549 - Aug 8, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Kudos to Cole and Heidi for being involved in the community with their foundation and for helping the kids.

  4. dkphilly1122 - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Cole’s a class act on and off the field in Philly and the suburbs. His foundation raises a ton of money all the time for great causes.

    • cleverbob - Aug 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM

      Not the main reason I’m glad he signed long term, but definitely one of them. I wonder who will step up and fill the void left behind by Shane’s leaving.

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