Cole Hamels and Wife Start Foundation, Will Pursue Girls School in Malawi

Cole Hamels SI Cover

Philadelphia Philles P Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi have started The Hamels Foundation, which will focus on AIDS in Africa and education in Africa and Philadelphia. Then after spring training workouts in Clearwater yesterday, Hamels told reporters that the couple is trying to adopt a child from Ethiopia (Morning Call, 2/19).

SI:Hamels is also the coverboy for the current issue of Sports Illustrated. SI’s Ben Reiter touches the couple’s plans, “under the auspices of the fledgling Hamels Foundation, to build a girls’ school in Malawi.” Heidi Hamels “has made a couple of monthlong research trips there” (Ben Reiter, Sports Illustrated, 2/23 issue).