MESA, Ariz. -- Bonanza High School's baseball team will look pretty sharp this season, thanks to Cubs prospect Kris Bryant, who donated cleats and two sets of uniforms to the Las Vegas school.
"I wanted to do something special for them," Bryant said Saturday. "Bonanza High School isn't the best high school in Vegas. We don't really have the resources.
"The responses I got from the kids were unbelievable," he said. "They weren't expecting it, which was really cool. I think I'm in a position where I can help people, and I'm here to do that. We're all put on this earth for some reason, and through baseball, I think I can help a lot of people out."
Bryant had a stellar career at Bonanza, batting .489 with 22 home runs during his senior year. The Bengals open the season Thursday, and Bryant will be keeping an eye on them.
"I think now they're the best-looking team in Vegas," he said.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.