James Morr, a tall, solidly built senior right-handed pitcher at Avon Old Farms, is more than just a baseball player. He is a proven leader among his fellow classmates as well as a young man who thrives in helping those in need.
Morr's character traits have become a driving influence for others to follow. Besides his yeoman-like work on the pitcher’s mound, Morr is president of the AOF student council -- a group he has been involved with since first arriving on campus.
In addition, Morr is involved in Connecticut-based Hands On Hartford, a non-profit organization which assists economically challenged families with food, housing, health care and toys for children. Thus far, he and his fellow AOF classmates have raised over $16,000 for the Toys for Tots program.
"To be able to help families and children around this time of the year is an amazing feeling and truly is what the spirit of the season is all about,'' Morr said.