Matt S 2As all of our Country’s Chatter readers know, we are huge Matt Stillwell fans.  Back when “Shine” was working its way up the country music charts, Matt took the time to come to our little town of Erwin, Tenn., and take part in a benefit for our Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society.

Now, the former Western Carolina University All Conference baseball player is busy with another charity project.  This is a great program, called Badges for Baseball, part of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.  The purpose of the organization is to  put at risk youth together with law enforcement through baseball.  Matt said, “I believe deeply in this program, and think it is helping better one of the most pressing social issues we face as a country today”.  Matt continued, “My hope is that I can show the kids my respect and love for law enforcement; what baseball and music mean to me, and how both have shaped my life. I also want to be an example of someone who is working hard and has worked hard to make his dreams come true.”

Matt will start this Saturday in Los Angeles with the Dodgers.  He will also be in St Louis on May 1 and 2, Tampa Bay on May 19 and 20, Minnesota on July 17 and 18, Kansas City, Denver, Dallas, and Houston this year.  We plan to grow this tour and the brand of Badges For Baseball into all 32 Major League Baseball Markets in the next two years. To learn more about this organization, and make a donation to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Badges For Baseball, click here.

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For more information about Matt, visit his website, and Facebook page, and remember to “Like” the page while you are there.  He has several other social media links listed on his website, too, so visit those as well.  And, you can follow him on Twitter @mattstillwell.

The video below will let Matt tell you all more about Badges For Baseball.

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As all of our Country’s Chatter readers know, we are huge Matt Stillwell fans.  Back when “Shine” was working its way up the country music charts, Matt took the time to come to our little town of Erwin, Tenn., and take part in a benefit for our Relay For...