People rally support for those hurt by recent tragedies

Posted at: 04/20/2013 10:46 PM
Updated at: 04/21/2013 4:14 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Something Boston is known for is its love for a good baseball game.

Albuquerque Isotopes fans showed their support for Boston by donating money all day and throughout the game Saturday night.

It was all part of “Batting for Boston”.

But that wasn’t the only even going on in Albuquerque to show support.

There were donations collected at Isotopes stadium and a walk took at Albuquerque Academy.

All to show that no matter the distance, Albuquerque is one with Boston.

Nate Bywater ran three miles around Albuquerque Academy Saturday with one thing in mind. “Show them they’re not alone,” said Bywater, who organized the run with friends.

It wasn’t a fundraiser but a way for anyone to come out and show support for Boston.

“I think a lot of people during times like this they get discouraged with, they see these tragedies and let it affect them in a negative way and I think it should pull people together,” added Bywater.

The support continued Saturday night at Isotopes Park, where fans raised more than $4,000, all going toward Boston victims who were hurt the most.

“It’s been great to see the spirit of Albuquerque, people wanting to contribute. People wanting to really be part of something that’s meaningful,” said John Traub, general manager for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

The money raised Saturday night at Isotopes Stadium will go directly to “The One Fund Boston”.

The runners at Albuquerque Academy say they were also running for the victims in the plant explosion in West, Texas.