Victoria Eagles bottle drive helps ill woman

The bottle drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is at Saanich’s Lambrick Park

Victoria Eagles Baseball, the high-performance division of the Greater Victoria Baseball Association, is giving back this season by hosting a fundraising bottle drive Saturday in support of a Cobble Hill woman awaiting a life-saving double lung transplant.

The bottle drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saanich’s Lambrick Park, will raise money for Tami Walker, a 47-year-old mom of three. Walker is battling severe and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening disease requiring a lung transplant. The hospital also requires Walker and a support person to remain in Vancouver for post-surgery care for three to six months, an expense that must be borne by the patient.

In addition to Saturday’s event, bottle donations can also be made through the three Victoria-area Bottle Depot locations, under Victoria Eagles, or through a trust account at the Island Savings Credit Union’s Mill Bay branch.

Eagles Baseball draws high-performance players from across the south Island to compete in the Bantam AAA,  Midget AAA, Premier and Junior Premier full-season leagues. For more information, visit www.victoriaeagles.com