October 10, 2012
'Nolan Ryan Snow Monkey Day' Yields $5,000 for Sanctuary
About four years ago, baseball pitching legend and Texas Rangers co-owner Nolan Ryan spoke with reporters about having once been an "ambassador" for the snow monkeys who were living in what is now the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.
His deadpan recitation of what happened back in the 1990s became a viral hit online, attracting so much attention that the Rangers' July 1 home game this season was declared "Nolan Ryan Snow Monkey Day."
Late last month, as the regular season wound down, I flew out to a Rangers game to accept a $5,000 donation from Ryan himself — a most-welcome gift to our Primate Sanctuary, which has just completed its largest rescue ever.
Thank you, Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers. Congratulations on making the playoffs, and have a great 2013 season!
For the animals,
P.S. Want to be like a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher? You can make a donation to the sanctuary, too!
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