For the 2019 season, we will be donating $100 to the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital for every home run hit by Macon Bacon at Luther Williams Field. Our Lead Dentist Dr. Mann is passionate about children’s health and giving back to a hospital which cared for his son, Julian.

Born at 24 weeks and five days, Julian was a micro preemie, weighing in at 1 lb and 15 ounces. Because of his early arrival, Julian remained in NICU care for nearly six months. Throughout their experience, the Mann family received attentive support from the hospital staff. “The hospital was great, they provided counseling for us, we met with them occasionally, the team would meet with us one on one, and group meetings. They would leave little messages and updates on his incubator. It’s amazing what they can do,” Krissy Mann, Dr. Mann’s wife, shared.

Even years later, preemie babies are invited back to visit the hospital because the NICU staff are invested in them and desire to see how they are doing long-term. Five years later, Julian is healthy and thriving. Out of a desire to show gratitude and share hope with others, the home run fundraiser was born. In the midst of a NICU stay, parents need to see success stories. Now, no one would realize Julian was a NICU baby who needed miraculous care to survive. The Manns want to encourage other parents to continue to fight and dream for the healthy life their children will have.

Enthusiastically, Macon Bacon joined us in our efforts to support the community and children’s health through the home run charity. The promotion will run throughout their season lasting from May 30th to August 3rd. Founded in 2018, Macon Bacon is a summer collegiate baseball league which plays in the Coastal Plain League, alongside teams such as the Savannah Bananas. Currently, the team is comprised of college players as well as pro-baseball hopefuls, waiting to be drafted. Their home stadium, the historic Luther Williams Field, was updated to include concession stands, a kids’ play zone, a beer garden, a BBQ smokehouse, and outdoor cabana suites. Macon Bacon games are designed to be a fun, family-friendly experience. Their spirit and talents are appreciated greatly!

The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital was founded in 1987 and is the only designated children’s hospital between Atlanta, GA and Gainesville, FL. Designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the hospital is outfitted with 112 beds and treats over 45,000 patients annually. Regardless of medical insurance or ability to pay, no child is turned away. Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital has been Children’s Miracle Network affiliated hospital since 1993. We are grateful for the efforts of the entire staff of the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital.

If you are interested in being part of this important work, join us in donating to Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital. Your donation can empower our everyday heroes to provide the best care for all children, from NICU babies to childhood cancer warriors. Follow the link to learn how to give: ( )

Play ball, Macon Bacon! Hit lots of home runs for the children!