$1,500 Raised for Former King Lamothe

NEWPORT–The OEC Kings held a fundraiser for former King Buddy Lamothe on Saturday at Gardner Park during their doubleheader against the Vermont Jays. The team, with help from members of the Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia County communities, were able to raise close to fifteen-hundred dollars to help aid Lamothe with the cost of his medical bills.“It was great to see so many former teammates and families come out and help lend a hand,” said OEC Coach Brian Bonvechio.Lamothe, the 40th pick of the Houston Astros in this year’s draft, is currently still in Texas trying to come back from his serious diving injury that occurred in the Lone Star State earlier this spring.