Isotopes players volunteer at Locker 505

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Every day, Locker 505 helps children look their best with clothing donations, but it’s not every day they get a little extra help from the Isotopes. 

“I feel, a little nervous right now. I feel excited though,” said Willie Maciver. 

Maciver is the catcher for the Isotopes, but today he’s way out in left field.

“After I execute, you know, I need to execute putting some good outfits on these kids and helping them make some good decisions,” Maciver said.

“I’ll either have a feeling of accomplishment, or a need to work on my fashion sense a little bit,” Maciver said.

He’s one of three ballplayers getting some coaching before he steps up to the plate for children like Pablo. 

Pablo is one of around 4,000 children who will make their way through the doors of Locker 505 this year.

“It’s phenomenal,” said Kim Kerschan, Locker 505 founder. 

Kerschan started Locker 505 a decade ago, and says the need in Albuquerque is sometimes overwhelming. 

“I hope that we’ve made a difference in kids’ lives. Because that was our focus, is to make it easier for them to go to school and feel good about themselves,” Kerschan said.

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