Rockies manager Bud Black and his wife have stepped up to help those in need by buying coloring books for children recovering from serious illnesses.

Rockies manager Bud Black and his wife, Nan, have teamed up with a Fort Collins charity called River + Pearls to purchase the popular coloring book "My Journey." Major League Baseball's (MLB) website is reporting that the book was designed as an art therapy tool for children who may be weakened by their treatments.

The Fort Collins charity River and Pearls was founded by Black's wife's sister, Christina DiMari. She says the demand for the book has skyrocketed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the MLB, close to 50,000 books - including the print run that the Blacks' contribution helped make possible - are on their way to kids who have found themselves sequestered in their hospital rooms during the pandemic.


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