As part of his "Pitch for Awareness" national tour, Tom Willis will throw out the first pitch at tonight's Dodgers/Padres game. He'll do so with one of his feet, on account of the fact that he was born without arms. ("I don't have the greatest pitching speed in the world. My style is heave it and pray.")
Says Willis, who hopes to do so at each and every MLB stadium, "I want to raise people's awareness of the abilities of a person with a disability. Not to focus on what they can't do but on what they can do."
Noble goal. It's the perfect location, too. No place on Earth is more accepting of people from different backgrounds, and with different interests, than Dodger Stadium.
A special first pitch at Dodger Stadium [Fox Sports]
Welcome To Tom's Feet Productions [TomsFeet]
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