'You're the future of this world': Yelich sends letter to seniors at his former high school

Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 11:37:54-04

CALIFORNIA — Brewers' star Christian Yelich recently sent a letter to seniors at his former high school, telling them to play every game like it's their last.

Seniors across the country aren't getting the senior year they expected. Due to the coronavirus, they're spending their last few months of high school online and without their friends.

The same goes for spring athletes, who didn't get to take part in their sports. Some seniors may not even see a graduation ceremony.

Now, many schools and athletes are congratulating the class of 2020 in an effort to try and make them feel better. Friday night, many Wisconsin schools turned on their football field lights as a part of the Wisconsin Be the Light movement.

However, one school in California got an even better surprise. 2010 graduate, and Brewers' MVP, Christian Yelich sent a letter to Westlake High School congratulating the class of 2020.

In the letter, Yelich wrote, "Some of you have played your last game, and that's fine!! It's fine because you're going to go on and do great things in this world, things that have a way bigger impact than anything that can be done on a baseball field!"

It may not be the ending these seniors were asking for, but this letter from Yelich definitely helped.

You can read Yelich's full letter to seniors below.

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