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Marna Ramsey, Published September 03 2010

Act of kindness at baseball game

In the Winnipeg Free Press, there is a weekly installment called Random Acts of Kindness with fabulous stories sent in to publicly thank someone who took the time to do something kind/thoughtful/helpful.

We ran into one of these situations last Saturday (Aug. 28) at Canwest Global Park during one of those “friendly rivalry” games between the Goldeyes and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

It was the night they were giving away the beautiful full-sized Goldeyes skateboards to the first 1,500 fans. That many people would have been lined up well before the game.

We were running behind schedule with family commitments, and, because there was a known rain delay at the game, we didn’t arrive until the anthems were being sung. We saw people carrying around the skateboards, and my son never said a word but would look at them wistfully.

At one point during the game (and I do believe things happen for a reason, and timing is everything), we left our seats to get dinner, and, as we were returning along the concourse, a woman in a pink and white RedHawks jersey approached us and asked my son if he had received a skateboard. He replied that he hadn’t, and she asked him if he would like hers. He gratefully accepted, and we thanked her warmly.

It did occur to me though that she really went above and beyond in the kindness department, and I wondered if this might appear in The Forum and hopefully she will see it and know just how far her act of kindness really reached!