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We could all use a little inspiration. Friendship VIllage resident Velma Robinson was featured in a piece by Chicago Tribune as a local senior who contributes to her community, showing us all how to do better — and be better.

An amazing athlete
Velma Robinson is a baseball fan. She doesn’t mind picking up a bat and ball herself either.

Last summer, she was named an honorary player for the Schaumburg Boomers, an independent league baseball team. They gave her a shirt and hat, and sent her out on the field with instructions to get a guy out at second. And she did it. Success!

At bat, she slammed the ball so hard she almost hit a photographer who had to jump back to avoid her powerful line drive. “Man, I hit that ball hard,” says Robinson, 89, whose image flashed on the jumbotron. “I gave it my best.”

Click here to read the story as it appears in the Chicago Tribune.

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