Pen Pals Joey and Chip!

by Mia DiBagno

All of our Friendships are individualized and personal, so naturally, every single one looks different from the rest!

Take Joey and Chip’s Friendship, for example. Joey and Chip have recently become pen pals through Connecting Champions!

Chip Lang, a former MLB player, first wrote to Joey and included pictures and autographs of him and his nephew, Neil Walker of the Pittsburgh Pirates! Since then, Joey and Chip have been emailing each other with 
updates and stories.

Joey said that these letters make him feel “happy and excited!” Letters and correspondence can be a simple and sincere source of inspiration!

We are so happy that Joey and Chip’s Friendship is taking off!

Activity Kits

​Help 8-year-old Joe

Future Scientist

Get a science experiment kit to explore with his mentor!

​Help 9-year-old Myla

Future Artist

Get art supplies to create with her mentor!

Help 23-year-old Erik

Future Coffee Barista

Get coffee supplies to learn how to create specialty drinks with his mentor!

The pandemic showed many people what social isolation is really like. It also showed there are many other great ways to connect. That’s why we launched our activity kits. These mailed out packages provide fun activities for our mentors and kids/young adults to do together — virtually.

Reach Out to Us

Or contact Friendship@ConnectingChampions.org / 412.376.3755