first_imgKent with Pro Youth Baseball Charity CEO and former MLB 1st round pick Ray Young in Las Vegas.A Batesville High School freshman recently traveled to Las Vegas for a good cause.Ryan Kent, 14, of Batesville was invited to attend the Pro Youth Baseball Charity Foundation dinner as a featured speaker on Nov. 16.The Batesville freshman is the host for the online radio program “Ball Cards.” The weekly show features current sports news as well as information for memorabilia and card collectors.Kent received an invitation from charity CEO Ray Young to speak at the dinner after the producer of his radio show submitted an application on Kent’s behalf.The dinner was one event held by the charity that helps mentor underprivileged children into overall success in life.“There were about 50 to 60 people there,” Kent recalled. “Just the status of some of the people there, it was a humbling experience just for where I come from.”He spoke in front of former major league baseball players, including former Reds player Eric Davis, as well as children from across the United States.Although just 14 years of age, Kent used his own ambitions to inspire children he spoke to at the charity dinner.“Just kind of show the kids that maybe don’t have the best chance in some people’s eyes, that they can do good things in life and dream big.”While he remains busy with school and homework, he is also career focused. If you have the opportunity to meet the Batesville freshman, he is quick to lend you a business card or email a resume.He is targeting a career in sports journalism after high school and college. Until then, Kent will continue making connections in the industry while inspiring others to dream big.Read more about Ryan Kent here.last_img