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Los Guerreros team up to play baseball for kids with heart disease

26 de July del 2019 9:31 pm.

Club Santos Laguna and local baseball team Algodoneros de Unión Laguna have teamed up to help children with congenital heart disease by playing an exihibition match on August 12, with proceeds from the special event going toward surgeries for kids in need.

The game will kick off on Monday night, and will feature live music from Banda Dinamita, Banda Rancho Grande and Banda Sexta Herencia. Well-known Mexican wrestlers Rey Samurái, Dulce Paola and "El Guerrero" will also make special appearances.

The event was announced Friday morning in a press conference at Territorio Santos Modelo, where Torreón Mayor Jorge Zermeño was in attendance alongside Torreón Rotary Club director Erick Saracho, Santos president Dante Elizalde, and central defender Matheus Doria. Algodoneros de Unión Laguna were represented by president Guillermo Murra, and players Francisco Ferreiro and Ciro Norzagaray.

Doria spoke on behalf of the team and what such an event represents, continuing in line with Santos' strong commitment to social responsability. 

"The most significant thing we can do is help others," he said. "This game against Algodoneros is meant to save lives, which is the most important thing."

For the local baseball team, Ferreiro, an outfielder, said he will make the most of the evening with two teams of great importance in the Laguna region sharing a field and different sports qualities, all in the name of saving lives.

“I am happy and excited for an event of this magnitude," he said.  "This game is to help, to save lives, so we're going to enjoy being on the field with such great people."

Elizalde reaffirmed the club's enthusiasm to take part in a unique and creative event meant to unite local sports fans.

“These types of events are commendable and show the spirit that unites us as "Laguneros," he said. "It is a pleasure to celebrate this game with Algodoneros and we're grateful for the initiative taken by the team, the State Sports Institute, the Governor of Coahuila (Miguel Riquelme), the City of Torreón, and to Mayor Jorge Zermeño for always being interested in these works of great social impact.

We are sure that it will be a success, it is very important for us to come together and to support such noble causes as this one."