Six missing children found from Appy League BairFind signs

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Six missing children found from Appy League BairFind signs

By Betsy Haugh, Appalachian League

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. – Six missing children featured on BairFind signs at Appalachian League ballparks have been found, the foundation announced in an update over the weekend. Children whose photos were featured on signs in Burlington, Danville, Princeton, and Pulaski have all be safely located during the first month of the 2018 Appalachian League season.

Tayviona Vandiver (Burlington), Besy Montoya-Cruz (Danville), Yadira Hernandez (Princeton and Pulaski), Kayla Shelton (Princeton), Janae Ballard (Pulaski), and Patrice Collins (Pulaski) were among the 19 children featuring on signage at short-season ballparks that have been found safely so far in 2018.

The BairFind Foundation is a nationally-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Jacksonville, Florida with a mission to find missing kids using prominent signage in sports stadiums and arenas that feature photos of each city’s missing children. BairFind has been an official charity partner of Minor League Baseball since 2016 with signs in 152 ballparks across the country.

For more information about the BairFind Foundation, visit

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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