Atlanta Braves great John Smoltz spoke at this year’s Augusta Rescue Mission’s charity event that took place on November 14th in Augusta, Georgia. Almost $40,000 was raised that day and directly benefited the rescue mission, so it was a great turnout and a profitable one too. The Augusta Rescue Mission strives to help men break the cycle of homelessness, and the group offers many different avenues to try and help that come true. Smoltz was a great person to speak for this charity, as it brought about many generous fans to the function.
The Warren, Michigan native started playing baseball from a very young age in high school and then went on to enter the amateur draft in 1985. In 1987 he was traded to the Braves and made his first professional MLB debut in 1988. The 1995 World Series Champion left the Braves in 2008, and after a brief term with the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals he finally decided to retire from the game. These days he lives in Alpharetta, Georgia and enjoys playing golf, bowling, and occasionally taking a role in the sports news industry.
Smoltz delivered a fantastic speech on November 14th at this year’s Augusta Rescue Mission’s charity and was able to help the community raise over $40,000.
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