Royals pitcher Brady Singer pays off his parents' debt, thanks them for always supporting his baseball dreams
The 22-year-old baseball star thanked his parents and close friends for their dedication and all they sacrificed to help him achieve his goals.
Parents of Kansas City Royals pitcher Brady Singer were proud after he gave them an extra special Christmas gift for supporting his baseball dreams right from when he was a child.
The 22-year-old pitcher wrote a letter to his parents thanking them for their dedication and all they sacrificed to help him achieve his goals. In one heartwarming footage of the sweet moment shared on Wednesday, Singer's parents are seen sitting at a dining room table as his tearful mother reads the letter from him, People reports.
Today is very special to my heart. To give back to the two people who have given up everything to support my brother and I. I can’t thank them enough. Love you Mom and Dad pic.twitter.com/AFHi2Xma0c— Brady Singer (@Bsinger51) December 25, 2018
“You both always wanted me to have the best stuff to help me pursue my dreams. The money you both spent on traveling, gear, hotel, food and all those Gatorades I drank is much more than I could ever give you,” he wrote. “But there is something I want to give to you. I am paying off the loan from the bank [and] I’ve paid off all your debt as well.”
Singer's mother is seen becoming emotional as she pauses briefly while reading the message in tears. “Now instead of trying to save money every weekend to replace the savings account you drained on traveling to see me play baseball, you can spend it on yourselves,” he wrote in the letter.
“Because you deserve the very best. I want you both to know how much I appreciate you and how none of this would be possible without you. Your giving hearts helped to shape my tiny dream into a reality.”
According to the Associated Press, Singer was awarded the Dick Howser Trophy earlier this year as college baseball's player of the year. For its 2018 draft, the Royals picked him 18th overall, per the Kansas City Star.
According to the Star, officials were excited to have the talented pitcher join the team and also gave him a $4.25 million signing bonus. During a news conference at the time, Royals scouting director Lonnie Goldberg said, “He is gonna be what people in Kansas City are gonna love to come to the ballpark to see."
Singer shared grateful posts on social media praising his parents and close friends for supporting him throughout his journey. He shared a touching photo on Instagram of himself smiling alongside his mum and dad right after joining the team.
“Dream come true today! Pumped to be part of the @kcroyals family,” the captioned read. “Big thanks to Gator Nation for the past 3 years and everyone who has supported me along the way! Now the journey begins. Go Gators & Go Royals!”