Posted Under: Charity Spotlight
Phillies starting pitcher, Roy Halladay, along side his family, formed the Halladay Family Foundation, a mission project to help as many areas of the community as possible. The mission of this foundation is an open-ended purpose to ensure that contributions are made to many areas and programs that are important to the community and the Halladay family.
Halladay and his wife, Brandy, wanted to teach their son’s Braden and Ryan the importance of improving the quality of life for others and doing things that will make a difference.
“Having our kids involved in our efforts is important to us,” said Halladay. “We want them to understand the value of service and community and help them to give back, as we did when we were their age.”
The Halladay Family Foundation started many programs such as Doc’s Box, Safe Stalls and Ryan’s Rally Caps.
The Doc’s Box Program was started when Halladay was playing in Toronto, home to the 2nd largest children’s hospital in North America. This program was an outlet to allow families to spend time together at the stadium, while also getting their medical accommodations.
Safe Stalls is a program, started by Brandy, to help horses from rescue to adoption. Brandy and her family are very involved in the Quarter Horse Industry and her growing love for horses inspired this program.
Ryan’s Rally Caps is a program started by Halladay’s youngest son in which Ryan makes bandanas for kids going through medical treatments that cause them to lose their hair. A rally cap, is a hat worn to will a team into a come-from-behind victory, which is what Ryan’s Rally Caps represents.
For more information on the Halladay Family Foundation and its many programs, please visit http://thehalladayfamilyfoundation.org/tempindex.htm