NEW YORK – Charleston Southern's Chris Singleton spent Monday in the spotlight in New York as part of the Yankees' HOPE Week. Singleton lost his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, in June in the church shooting at Emanuel AME in downtown Charleston.
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Singleton spent the day appearing on NBC's TODAY Show, where he was surprised by Yankees Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez, and Dellin Betances. Lunch with a half dozen members of the Yankees and a visit to the One World Observatory led up to a memorable afternoon and evening.
Chris Singleton, whose mother was killed in Charleston shooting, takes BP & throws out 1st pitch at Yankee Stadium. http://t.co/in303j9ruO— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 18, 2015
Chris was invited to take batting practice at Yankee Stadium ahead of the Yankees hosting the Twins that night. He homered twice in batting practice and later threw out the first pitch with his sister, Camryn and younger brother, Caleb.
The Yankees donated $15,000 to the Singleton Memorial Fund at Charleston Southern University to honor Chris' mother and family.
Chris is a rising sophomore at CSU. He played in 50 games in the Bucs' outfield as a freshman, highlighted by leading CSU to its first-ever win over Clemson with a 4-for-5 effort in a Bucs' extra-inning win.
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