Miller signs one-day contract with Nashua Pride to raise money for charity

Updated: July 20, 2007, 5:06 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHUA, N.H. -- Former Olympic medalist and World Cup champion Bode Miller is trading the ski slopes for left field to boost the Nashua Pride and raise money for charity.

Miller signed a one-day contract to play the first three innings of Tuesday's Can-Am Association game in Nashua. Last year, his tumbling catch on the warning track was the best of the game.

Miller and his Turtle Ridge charitable Foundation have bought tickets for 500 Boys and Girls Clubs members and will host the kids for dinner before the July 24 game. A portion of the game's ticket sales will go to the foundation.

The next day, the New Hampshire native trades a baseball bat for golf clubs for a charity golf tournament. His foundation supports and creates programs on environmental, health and economic issues.

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