The founder of Athens nonprofit Lemuel Life LaRoche was recognized by the Atlanta Braves as one of five “community heroes.”
“I was surprised, I was asked to come to Clarke Central just to do some presentation for some new knights and queens,’ LaRoche said. “Then the Atlanta Braves came in and they just surprised me. They recognized me as a community hero. I was nominated by a few people in this community. It was an awesome day.”
In addition to a$5,000 check, LaRoche was able to take 50 friends and family to Wednesday night’s Braves game.