Monday, August 18, 2014

"Mr. Collins, Longtime Mentor, Gets Surprise Braves Experience"

This is a follow-up story about Dunwoody resident, Art Collins and his relationship with the young man he mentored, Ashton Jordan.  The initial story is recounted in “Mondays with Mr. Collins.

Photo Courtesy Bob Andres - AJC.COM
By Helena Oliviero - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When Ashton Jordan asked his longtime mentor, Art Collins, for a ride to Turner Field on Wednesday afternoon, Collins didn’t hesitate. Collins, always there for Ashton, was happy to drive Ashton to the ballpark for a community service project.

But Ashton didn’t need a ride on this recent afternoon. There was no community service project.

Instead, Ashton and his mother, Dee Jordan, orchestrated a surprise for Collins — a VIP Braves experience, complete with a behind-the-scenes private tour, watching batting practice on the field, and primo, terrace-level seats for the game.

It was the Jordan family’s way of honoring a man they call “Mr. Collins,” a 79-year-old man who has given them so much.

"We knew that if we could pull this off, it would be perfect,” Ashton said. “We wanted to do something special before I go off to college.”

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1 comment:

  1. I love this Inspirational story! Sending best wishes to Ashton as he starts this new phase of his life.