Lexington Legends' President/CEO Andy Shea planted a kiss on a pig Saturday night.
Shea was the winner in the American Diabetes Association "Kiss a Pig" fundraising campaign. He was one of 10 local celebrities in whose names donations could be made. His total of more than $45,000 raised led the way, and as the winner, he kissed the pig - now named "Pig L" in reference to the Legends famous mascot, Big L.
"My Aunt Debbie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was in eighth grade," Shea recalled. "She passed away shortly after my 16th birthday, and I still think about her and love her every day. It was a true honor to be a part of such a great event, raise funds for research, and bring awareness to this awful disease. It was even more special being able to share the night with my mom and friends. And we're all very excited about the addition of Pig L to our family and the ballpark!"
Pig L will be a part of the Shea household, and is expected to occasionally visit Whitaker Bank Ballpark for some Legends' games next season.
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