WV Power Adopt A Player Program Enters 25th Season

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Moving to a new city can be both exciting and overwhelming. For West Virginia Power baseball players, the adopt-a-player program exist where area families help those players adjust to their new surroundings. 

For Karina Kendrick of Charleston, the idea for her and boyfriend to adopt a Power player was as easy as a routine double play.

"Both of us were college athletes and know the difficulties being away from home, so we said why not," said Kendrick.

There are other host families that have been participating in the program for all 25 seasons. 

"We're their biggest fans. We are there if they need assistance," said Robin Black the coordinator of program.

With more than two decades of support comes the tough part, saying goodbye. 

"I've taken players at 6:00 a.m. to the airport and cried. You'll never know if you'll see them again. Some you do, some you don't but you hope you try to stay in contact with them, Black said. 

 


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