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Bryce Harper gets a Special Gift from South Jersey Youth Baseball Team

MVP Cleats photo: Under Armour

Bryce Harper was awarded his second National League Most Valuable Player Award, and now the Phillies star has a new pair of custom cleats designed for the occasion by appreciative members of a North Camden youth baseball team.

Eight players from the 2019 North Camden Pirates teamed up with Under Armour to design colorful cleats that pay tribute to Harper, the Phillies and the Philly Phanatic. “I’ll think of them every time I wear these cleats – they’re a representation of their hard work,” says Harper. “To be the kind of player these kids look up to really means the world to me. I mean it when I say that I play for them. The fact that they thought of me during this moment is truly special.”

In 2019, Harper surprised the Camden Pirates with a shopping spree, new cleats and Phillies tickets after Harper learned that $15,000 worth of food and equipment had been stolen from the league’s concession stand, putting the remainder of their season in jeopardy.

“We really wanted to do something extra special for Bryce to show him we appreciate what he’s done for us,” 12-year-old Ryan Skinner said. “He’s such an amazing ball player and really deserved the MVP Award.”

January 2022
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