While attending Phillipsburg High School, Andrew (Drew) Horun participated on the school’s wrestling team and was academically ranked within the top 10 percent of his class. Also involved in volunteering, he has helped charitable organizations such as the Knights of Columbus raise funds for people diagnosed with developmental and intellectual disabilities. During his free time, Drew Horun enjoys following the New York Mets baseball franchise.
The New York Mets recently hosted the 2017 Play Ball event at Citi Field for approximately 60 area children. Mets infielder TJ Rivera, reliever Neil Ramirez, and other team members spent the afternoon with players from Elmjack Little League team, helping them with the fundamentals of baseball; pitching, batting, and fielding.
A complimentary program sponsored by Major League Baseball, Play Ball encourages youth to participate in baseball and softball activities in both casual and formal settings. The second annual Play Ball campaign is hosted by approximately 200 Major and Minor League franchises and has received more than 300,000 plastic ball and bat sets for distribution.
After the event, besides taking home tickets to a future game, the children received autographs from Rivera, Ramirez, and bench coach Dick Scott.
With a passion for wrestling, Andrew Horun has maintained a physical fitness routine since graduating from Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey in 2013.