Reporting Marie Osborne
By Marie Osborne
DETROIT (WWJ) – In late May, WWJ Newsradio 950′s Marie Osborne reported on the men’s baseball team at Communications and Media Arts High School in Detroit. They’re a team in desperate need of basic equipment.
Thanks to a generous listener who heard Osborne’s report, the ballplayers now own a few items from their wish list.
“I was listening to the radio and heard the story on the team on the radio, and when I got home, something in my heart just said you really wanna help out this team,” said Pam Wood of Farmington Hills.
Pam and her husband, Ron, grew up in Detroit, went to DPS and know the schools don’t have the money to spend on some of the extras, like team sports.
Coach Ray Stevens, who was at first reluctant to tell the story of the team with the old uniforms and baseballs, says he was surprised to get a call from Pam.
“I really didn’t expect any response from it, to tell you the truth,” Stevens said.
The Woods purchased a batting screen and also put cash on an account at a local sporting supply store that will allow the coach to purchase other badly-needed equipment for the team.
“Not looking for any type of accolades whatsoever,” said Pam Woods. “These boys just seem like regardless of their circumstances, they wanted to play ball.”
“Despite everything that we hear about people and their relationships, one to another, there are some good people out there,” Stevens said.