Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and wife donate entire mansion to charity

The home and land are worth over $9.4 million

On Friday, Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, donated a mansion to a charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses. 

The home in southwest Missouri was listed on Realtor.com for over $9.4 million before being donated to Camp Barnabas. The 32,000-square-foot mansion sits on 100 acres of land.

Hamels said that he and his wife hope the donation will help make children's dreams come true. "Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it," he said in a news release.

The couple originally intended the mansion to be their dream home. But, when Hamels was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Rangers, they moved to Texas and left the home in Missouri behind.