When: Sat., Oct. 6, 12-2 p.m. 2018
Baseball coach Rich Donnelly, whose life was changed by the phrase “The chicken runs at midnight,” will tell his story at Friends of the Poor Day. Donnelly's daughter, Amy, died of a brain tumor. While she was ill, Amy watched her father coach third base. She mused that Donnelly cupped his hands and told runners “The chicken runs at midnight.” After Amy’s death, Donnelly’s team, the Florida Marlins, won the 1997 World Series when a player nicknamed “Chicken” crossed home plate precisely at midnight, reinvigorating Donnelly’s Catholic faith. Donnelly's book on his experience will be released October. 3.