Baseball Great Goes To Bat For Boys' Home - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

MILLIONS KNOW HIM AS "CHARLIE HUSTLE"

Baseball Great Goes To Bat For Boys' Home

Baseball great Pete Rose visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He didn't come to offer talk about baseball winners or losers, he came to help Center Circle make winners out of teenage boys who need a second chance. Rose was the guest of honor at a fundraiser for the Harrison County boys home. Rose and other sports celebrities donated items to be auctioned off at a fundraiser Saturday night at Grand Casino Gulfport.

The man known to millions of baseball fans as Charlie Hustle said he was glad to help, "I'm just a small part of a big deal and trying to get some people in here and bid some money and have some fun."

Rose is in the record books part of baseball's brightest days, but has also dealt with controversy and overcome great obstacles. That's something Rose said he has in common with the boys Center Cirle serves. "Kids can look at me, If you work hard and dedicate yourself you can be a success, Rose said."

Center Circle is a state certified rehabilitation camp is for younger age kids who have problems at home or in society. It sits on 85 acres in north Harrison County, with a lake for fishing, and plenty of land for agriculture work. Both activities are regular parts of a child's development program. The home has had some funding problems lately. Tom Brosig, the founder of Center Circle and a former Grand Casinos executive said Center Circle and Pete Rose are a good pairing, "To get someone of Pete Rose's stature, Charlie Hustle, blue collar, work hard, that's what we are...We're a blue colllar organization we scrap for everything we get."

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Arguments in Street capital murder trial begin today

    Arguments in Street capital murder trial begin today

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-07-25 12:42:07 GMT

    A Jackson County jury has been seated. Opening arguments begin this morning in the capital murder trial of Scotty Street. Street is accused of stabbing Frankie Fairley to death in 2014 and stealing her van. Officers say Street drove that van to D'Iberville where he reportedly robbed a convenience store. Fairley's body was found in a field not far from her Hurley home. The discovery was one day after family reported her missing.

    More >>

    A Jackson County jury has been seated. Opening arguments begin this morning in the capital murder trial of Scotty Street. Street is accused of stabbing Frankie Fairley to death in 2014 and stealing her van. Officers say Street drove that van to D'Iberville where he reportedly robbed a convenience store. Fairley's body was found in a field not far from her Hurley home. The discovery was one day after family reported her missing.

    More >>
  • Plans to open aviation museum in Gulfport hit road block

    Plans to open aviation museum in Gulfport hit road block

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-07-25 02:49:43 GMT

    Supporters of what's called the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum said they were recently told much needed repairs can't be made using a $250,000 grant acquired from the state.

    More >>

    Supporters of what's called the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum said they were recently told much needed repairs can't be made using a $250,000 grant acquired from the state.

    More >>
  • Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:09:56 GMT
    Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly