AUGUSTA, Ga (WFXG) - It was a sight to see, hearing the laughter of the children and seeing the smiles on their faces when the baseball players walked in. 

Friday, the Augusta Green Jackets visited the Children's Hospital of Georgia. This is the player's First time visiting in a couple of years. 

Bentley Newsome is eight years old. His family tells Fox54  that he loves baseball and hasn't been able to play since last September.

Macie Meeks is the Child Life Specialist and Special Events Coordinator at the hospital. She says this even is a great way to brighten the kid's day. 

"A lot of them are really into baseball, and they follow the Green Jackets, said Meeks.

Children's Hospital says it's thankful for all the support that it receives. 

"We're super thankful for the community support", said Meek.

Green Jackets player Andrew Keck was one of the nine players who visited the hospital. He says he enjoyed brightening up the kid's day.

"To see the smiles on the kid's faces that some of the guys brought. Obviously, we don't know everything, but we know that these kids are here for a reason. Just hope that we can bring a little light on a Friday," said Keck. 

The Green Jackets are in action this weekend at SRP Park against the Charleston River Dogs (Tampa Bay Rays), playing Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 6:35, and Sunday at 1:35. For tickets and information on promotions and giveaways, visit

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