Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ernie and Christina Camacho save the day for Salinas little leaguers

When Christina Camacho heard that the Continental Little League had been robbed of $3,000 in equipment, she turned to her husband, former baseball pro Ernie Camacho, and told him: "We have to do something."

And they did. They've organized a barbeque where they plan to sell 150 tickets $20 a piece to recover all the funds lost. Lo an behold, the tickets haven't even begun to sell, but the Camacho's have already raised the $3,000 the Continental Little League lost.

"There's a lot of nice people in this community," Camacho told me.

Camacho works in the maintenance department of Alisal Union School District, where he's been for about 20 years, ever since he ended his career in the majors in 1990. He played for six teams, including the Giants, the Astros, and the A's.

"I'm just trying to give back," he says. "This is probably one of my biggest saves ever."

If you want to pitch in to Camacho's fundraising campaign, send him an email at

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