5 Questions with Vernon Wells

Welcome to 5 Questions With.....

Today's guest is Vernon Wells. Vernon
is a Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays, where he is the starting center fielder. Wells has appeared on two All-Star teams in his career, been awarded three Gold Glove Awards and one Silver Slugger Award. Vernon has been married for seven years to his high school sweetheart. He has two sons, ages 6 and 3.

And now without further delay, on to the questions:

Hi Vernon,

Question 1: What one word would describe your current relationship with God?


Question 2: Your organization, the Perfect10 Foundation, seeks to support and protect children in need. What was the catalyst for your involvement with this kind of work?

My wife and I have always tried to be a blessing in the lives of many. In the off season of 2007, we had a chance to shop for some less fortunate children n the DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) area. That experience forever changed our focus in life. Those kids were the inspiration for our Perfect 10 Foundation.

Question 3:
Your Foundation's focus on kids uses the acronym Perfect: Protecting, Encouraging, Respecting, Fostering, Embracing, Cheering and Treasuring. How do the children and their families respond to this?

The response we have gotten has been tremendous! This foundation was setup to break the strongholds in peoples lives and that is a blessing for both them and us.

Question 4:
How do you balance family and baseball?

Balancing family and baseball is difficult. People don't realize how long we are away from our loved ones. The key for me is to keep my family first, no matter what!

Question 5: How hard is it to be a Christian witness in competitive sports?

Being a Christian witness in sports is a challenge. Baseball is a game of failure and with that comes frustration. The best way for me to show Christian values is how I handle those rough times. No matter how badly things are going, He is always there with me and that's all that matters.

Thank you Vernon for the interview.

Be Blessed!

There you have it. I would encourage you to check out Vernon's website where you can find out more info about him. You should also look at the Perfect 10 Foundation site.

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free2131 said...

Always nice to see athletes giving back to the community. Nice interview.

RDA said...

Thanks Free!

metsguy234 said...

Great interview. Vernon Wells was my father's fav player.

Floydthebarber15/RSR said...

Good interview Rick, I just noticed this now! Whilst I am of course not religious, it is always good when something, be it religion or family or past experiences, motivates someone to try and make an impact on the community. Your blog has obviously come a long way, keep it up!

RDA said...

Thanks RSR. Appreciate the comments