Casey Mack noted for sense of fair play

Casey Mack, a third baseman and captain for the Trumbull High School baseball team, has been recognized for his sportsmanship.

Mack wanted the other teams in the FCIAC to know how much he respected their hard work on the field.

When a game between his team and Bridgeport Central concluded, he approached the Hilltoppers coach Ely Drysten and praised his team’s heart and passion.

To take it a step further, he gifted the team with brand new baseball bats, which he purchased with money from his part-time job and his birthday.

Two other teams in the FCIAC, who face stricter athletic budgets than Trumbull High, also received the same gift from Mack, who never told his coach or teammates about his selfless act and expected nothing in return.

As a result of his gesture, Mack has made Trumbull High School baseball eligible for a $1,000 grant from Liberty Mutual Insurance, if named one of the Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments of 2013.

At the end of the year, a panel of sports experts — including PCA Founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson, Executive Directors from leading youth sports organizations like USA Hockey, USA Softball, USA Volleyball, USA Water Polo and USA Wrestling, as well as former and current Olympic greats review all the moments from the year and vote to determine the Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments of 2013.

The Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments of 2013 each earn their youth sport organization a $1,000 honorarium.