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Riley Hollingsworth, or Coach Riley as his baseball players call him, could very well be the best thing to come into the lives of some of these boys. Not only is he a hard working Dad to his own four kids, but he has dedicated his life to helping these young athletes learn the real meaning to life. Helping others!

And not only does he talk the talk, he walks the walk! Lauren Gray took the time to write an amazing nomination letter about Riley and just a quick read of what she wrote made it an easy decision to name Riley this week's recipient of the Kiss Country Caught in the Act Award.

Riley is the kind of person that can always put a smile on anyone’s face. He has 4 beautiful children and works full time at his family’s company Hollingsworth Construction. Riley has a heart of gold he’s constantly donating his time and money to help people in need, he even donated N95 mask to local nurses he had at the beginning of Covid. But Riley’s good deeds don’t just stop there. Every day after work Riley goes straight to the ball fields to do lessons with kids and Coach for a local Rec ball team. He isn’t just any ordinary coach though, he goes above and beyond to make these kids feel special and important on and off the ball fields. He encourages them and try’s to instill good habits and confidence in them. At a recent practice a kid was having a hard time making his lap around the field, Riley noticed the child was struggling and told all of the other players “okay guys everyone run out there and help him finish, lift him up! no man left behind we are a tea m!” The kid finished his lap with his team and Riley made a point to reach out to his parents after practice and check on him and tell him he’s doing great. At another recent game a child was hit in the eye by a line drive, without question Riley rushed to the field and helped carry the kid to his mother’s car, steadily telling him “it’s gonna be okay buddy just take a deep breath and relax.” These are just some of the many stories I have about him. Riley has the most gentle soul, he truly makes an impact on so many people. I think everyone in Kiss Country deserves a Coach Riley in there life!

Riley Hollingsworth, thank you for being so amazing! You are a big reason why this is the greatest place in America to live! And because you've been 'Caught in the Act' the gang at Silver Star Smokehouse have a $100 Gift Certificate for you and the family to come have dinner!

Take a listen to the phone call we made to Riley to let him know that he was this week's Caught In The Act Award recipient.

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