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Local baseball coach collecting used sporting goods to donate to less fortunate.

TCPS head baseball coach Will Lowrey is collecting used sporting goods, which he will donate to less fortunate athletes and programs across Mississippi and Alabama.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2017 12:33 AM
Updated: Dec. 15, 2017 12:47 AM

BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) - TCPS head baseball coach Will Lowrey has been to the top of the mountain.In 2016, lowrey led the eagles to their first state championship.

However, in recent years, lowrey has devoted a lot of his time to a cause that is literally 'bigger than ball.'

"Well the Bigger Than Ball foundation really came through adversities in my life, and my wife's life, said Lowrey.  With her going through a double lung transplant, it really had me questioning as a coach what's important and so i really came to the conclusion that we're really living for more than this world."

The foundation's latest project is a sporting goods drive.

Lowrey has been collecting used sporting goods, which will then be distributed to athletes and programs in need across Mississippi and Alabama, just in time for Christmas.

"You know we have so much of it in our closets that we're not using, and there's so many young kids in programs across the state who can utilize it so it's really about looking outside of ourselves and looking for opportunities to serve and we're really excited to be able to do this."

The deadline to donate is Friday, December 15, but Lowrey hasn't ruled out the possibility of his sporting goods drive being a year round endeavor.

"This is a god inspired thing so there's really no limit to what this thing is gonna turn into. I really feel like this can turn into a year round project, said Lowrey.  We've already got plans in place to possibly have a warehouse and take this thing nationwide if it so leads."

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