Monessen resident Lexie is Bucs' All-Star

Monessen resident Lexie is Bucs' All-Star

CHICAGO -- As part of Major League Baseball's and People magazine's initiative to recognize individuals serving their communities, 30 "All-Stars Among Us" finalists -- one to represent each team -- have been selected.

Albert Lexie of Monessen, Pa., has been chosen to represent the Pirates during an on-field ceremony prior to the July 13 All-Star Game. Lexie has been shining shoes at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh since 1981 and has donated all of his tips to the hospital's Free Care Fund. The money in that fund helps cover medical-care costs for children whose families are unable to pay.

In all, Lexie has raised more than $150,000 in tip money.

One of the "All-Stars Among Us" will be featured in People's July 19th issue. This is the second year that People and MLB have teamed up for this program.