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Wausau area baseball players cook for their mothers


It's Mother's Day and the Wausau American Legion held a special breakfast honoring mothers. 

Each Mother's Day for the past eight years members of the Wausau Legion baseball teams have come together to cook. 

"The joke is always the parents don't want to eat the pancakes that their kids make," said Tom Magnuson, Wausau Legion baseball coach.

Cindy Duffy is one of them. She said she's glad her son volunteered as a waiter.

"I don't think they would be very good if Justin made the pancakes," said Cindy.

This Mother's Day, Cindy is working as a server alongside her son, Justin Duffy. And even though she isn't relaxing, she's said she's still excited to spend time with her only child.

"As he gets older, the time I have with him is less and less, so just knowing we had this day together made this week better for me," said Cindy.

Justin agrees. He said it's the least he can do for the person that always makes time for him.

"She is at every game that she can, she helps out a lot, like every opportunity she can. Like this today, we didn't have to come, but she did," said Justin.

This pancake breakfast is held each year to help raise funds for Wausau Legion teams, and organizers said Cindy isn't the only one who comes out to support.

"A lot of families. Grandmothers come out, grandparents come out. A lot of people don't have kids playing, but their kids came through the program before, they still come out every year," said Magnuson.

And for mother's like Cindy, it's a great way to reconnect, and celebrate the day, even if the pancakes don't turn out just right.

Organizers said this is an annual event they plan to continue for years to come. The event raised about $1,000 for Wausau area teams.


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