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(Video) Shane Victorino Overcome With Emotion At Boys & Girls Club Opening

After a lot of work and an incredibly generous $1 million donation, Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino was present to see his dream become a reality Thursday at the grand opening of the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club in Philadelphia. It was clearly an extremely significant moment for Victorino who broke down a little as he spoke in front of assembled guests and dignitaries. His parents even made the long trip from his native Hawaii to witness their son’s goal come to fruition.

Located in the Nicetown neighborhood of North Philadelphia, the remodeled and refurbished 16,000-square-foot facility features a new computer room, lounges, a study room as well as new gym which will serve over 300 kids everyday who would otherwise might not have anywhere else to go.

Video follows.

From 6 ABC (via The700Level):

Awesome, heart-warming and inspirational. I’ll leave you with one of the quotes made by Victorino in the report:

“Hopefully, one of these kids will someday say Shane Victorino had an impact on my life.”

I don’t think he has to worry about that. Something tells me he already has.

[H/T The700Level]