Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola made a surprise visit to a Shred Hate event at Hopkinson Elementary School on Wednesday, January 23rd. 400 students were assembled in the school’s auditorium when sports broadcaster Tom McCarthy introduced Nola, causing the room to erupt. Also attending, Billy Bean, Major League Baseball’s VP and Special Assistant to the Commissioner, stated he “wanted to bring a bullying prevention program to MLB’s diversity conversations throughout baseball.” He knows it can help, but he also knows the words from a revered professional athlete can resonate more, especially locally. Read more in MLB Reporter Todd Zolecki’s article here.