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Rep. Ron Kind’s Statement on the Passing of Hank Aaron

January 22, 2021
Press Release

La Crosse, WI— Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement on the passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron:  

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Hank Aaron. He was a legendary figure and a hero to so many, especially here in Wisconsin. Hank played for the Eau Claire Bears where today there is a statue of him to greet all visitors to Carson Park. I had the pleasure of spending time with him on a number of occasions. I’ve never met a person who was a better ambassador for the game of baseball and for the goal of equal opportunity for all our citizens. He will always be for me a dear friend and the true Major League home run record holder. Today I’m praying for his loved ones as they mourn this great loss.”