A pitch-perfect touch with kids
St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis is where Chris Carpenter plies his pitching trade, but he's originally from New Hampshire.

Chris Carpenter with CHaD patient

Cy Young Award-winner Chris Carpenter (left) is pictured here with one of the many Children's Hospital at Dartmouth patients he's visited over the years.

St. Louis Cardinals hurler Chris Carpenter, a New Hampshire native, is "glad to help the kids" at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). Winner of a Cy Young Award and a World Series ring, he's supported CHaD with generous donations and regular visits to young patients throughout the D-H system. It all started in the late 1990s, when John Xiggoros launched a fund called Kristen's Gift in memory of his daughter, who died of a rare cancer. He approached Carpenter for help; the major-leaguer's response was "Just tell me where to be and what to do."