CREATED Aug. 17, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Sunnyside Little League softball team brought home a championship title this week. One player also brought home a predicament. A solution arrived over the weekend.
The night of the national Little League Softball Championship, two Tucsonans watched on TV and noticed one player’s eyeglasses were broken.
“When you've been in the (optometry) field for so long, you just concentrate on people's eyes and their glasses,” said Dr. Steven Weisman of Optical Image by Dr. Weisman.
“I said, ‘I've got to do something for her!’ I want to help,” added Ruth Romero of Optical Image.
Both are Sunnyside fans so they contacted 9 On Your Side, which tracked down the seventh grader: Anacely Gutierrez.
Gutierrez explained how the glasses broke last week: “I was sliding into second base and I got tagged with a helmet and they broke.”
She arrived at the Optical Image store in Park Place Mall Saturday for a free exam and pair of glasses.
“It's just great to know that people in the community actually have enough compassion to care about something like that -- to notice her glasses were broken and know that she was trying to achieve something so great,” said Gutierrez’ father, Sam.
Saturday also happens to be Gutierrez’ birthday.