Upstate nonprofit makes meaningful donation to Simpsonville athletics

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The MB6 Foundation CEO Shaun Blake presents a $500 donation to Simpsonville Athletics Director Chad Foster at Heritage Park

A gift from the heart.

The MB6 Foundation, a local nonprofit, has donated $500 to Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department to ensure all kids in The Golden Strip can play sports.

Shaun Blake founded The MB6 Foundation in memory of his son Michael Patrick Blake, who passed away suddenly at age 10 in May 2014. Michael loved playing baseball for City of Fountain Inn Youth Sports.

“I think Michael’s legacy of helping underprivileged children learn and grow through team sports with the auspices of this foundation will be a grand accomplishment and really is pretty cool,” Blake said.

The mission of The MB6 Foundation—a reference to Michael’s initials and jersey number—is “to make recreational athletics accessible to other children” in the cities of Fountain Inn, Mauldin and Simpsonville.

Simpsonville Athletics Director Chad Foster said the City of Simpsonville is grateful for the donation and wholeheartedly supports the mission of The MB6 Foundation.

“In the spirit of remembering Michael, the Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department and Athletics will use this donation to make sure kids of lower-income families who may not otherwise be able to participate in youth sports get that chance to have the kind of fun and fellowship that all kids deserve,” Foster said.

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