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Hardon finds unique way to give back to Cape League

This quilt will be raffled off Sunday at Doran Park in Bourne.
07/28/2014 6:14 PM

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     After two years of Laura Hardon’s son Tomas running the concession stand at Bourne Braves games, she thought of a great way to give back to the community.

     Hardon, a quilt-maker by trade, donated a large Bourne-inspired handmade quilt at the Friendly's Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game on Sunday. She has made a second one, which features shirts and jerseys from all 10 Cape League franchises, to be raffled off Saturday, Aug. 2 at Doran Park, home of the Braves. Proceeds will benefit the Cape League. 
     “The blankets took around 40 hours apiece to make and were something I wanted to donate to the Cape League that were unique,” Hardon said. 
     Hadron lives in Arizona but spends summers on Cape Cod and is a frequent spectator at Cape League games. The quilt she made for Sunday's raffle featured Bourne Braves T-shirts and jerseys stitched together into one large quilt. 
     All told, 500 raffle tickets were available to be bought at a price of $1 for five tickets, and $5 for 20. 
     The lucky winner of the specially designed quilt was Elaine Brickman, who was ecstatic about her good fortune. “My husband is going to be thrilled,” Brickman said.