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Francois Beauchemin blasts four home runs in charity derby at Coors Field

Avalanche defenseman helped raise $35,600 for local hospital

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Hey, a swing is a swing.

At least it seems that was for Colorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin who was cranking home runs out of Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

Beauchemin, Pierre Turgeon and Ken Klee represented the Avalanche at the UCHealth Healthy Swings Charity Home Run Derby on Wednesday, trading in their hockey sticks for baseball bats.

Tweet from @Avalanche: Beauch just hit FOUR homers!He's dominating this @uchealth #HealthySwings Charity Home Run Derby. pic.twitter.com/0UmbSgbuuq

The veteran defenseman, swinging left-handed, was shown going deep in a video tweeted by the team. He hit four home runs at the event, which raised $35,600 for the National Stroke Association.

Tweet from @Avalanche: We are also represented by Pierre Turgeon and Ken Klee. Thanks for coming out to the @uchealth #HealthySwings Charity Home Run Derby! pic.twitter.com/bK0Nr3iFFP

Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley won the event, which also featured former Denver Broncos player Mark Schlereth and former Rockies Dante Bichette, Vinny Castilla, Ryan Spilborghs, Cory Sullivan and Brad Hawpe in addition to local television and media personalities.

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