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Daniel Bard Wife Adair Sturdivant Was A Cheerleader

By / 13 February 2023 11:18 AM

Adair and the kids show up to show their support for Daniel.
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Daniel Bard wife Adair Sturdivant is a graduate of Furman University. Daniel has shared three kids with Adair since marrying in 2010.

Daniel Paul Bard was born in Houston, Texas, United States, to parents Paul and Kathy Bard. His younger brother, Luke, also plays baseball and made his major league debut for the Los Angeles Angels in March 2018.

Daniel, the #52 pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, signed a minor league deal with them in February 2020, subsequently playing for the Albuquerque Isotopes and appearing in his first MLB game since 2013 in July that year.

The Texas native, a fellow pitcher to Brent Suter, signed another $4.4 million contract with the team in March 2022, followed by a two-year, $19 million contract extension in July.

Daniel previously played for another MLB team, the Boston Red Sox, from 2009 to 2013. In 2011, he set a team record with 25 consecutive scoreless appearances.

In his MLB so far, the 37-year-old right-handed pitcher has posted a 27-33 win-loss record with a 3.64 ERA, 428 strikeouts, and 65 saves. He won the NL Comeback Player of the Year and the Tony Conigliaro Award in 2020.

Adair Sturdivant Is A Former Cheerleader

Daniel Bard wife Adair Sturdivant was a college cheerleader. Adair cheered on her team the Furman Paladins.

She started cheerleading at a very early age and continued it at Furman University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish.

Mrs. Bard was also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority in college. She previously attended Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina.

Furthermore, she incorporated a non-profit organization called The Bard Foundation, Inc. with her husband Daniel on 2 March 2012. The company has its registered address at 1330 Boylston St., Massachusetts.

Adair serves as the president and Chief Financial Officer of the company, while Daniel is the vice president and treasurer. The foundation involves in fundraising and fund distribution for charitable causes.

Daniel Bard wishes Adair on Mother's Day 2022.
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Adair Bard, maiden name Adair Catherine Sturdivant, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gaines Peacock Sturdivant. Likewise, she is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike P. Sturdivant of Glendora, California, and Dr. and Mrs. J.S. Herring Jr of Saluda, North Carolina.

Although she is present on Instagram @adairbard, her account with 506 followers and 459 posts is private. Luckily, her Twitter account is accessible.

Daniel Bard And Adair Bard Relationship

Daniel Bard and Adair Sturdivant Bard married on 16 January 2010 at St Simons Island in Georgia.

The couple tied the knot after dating for two years. Daniel met his future spouse in 2008 while playing for the Red Sox Class A team in Greeneville. 

The two were first publicly spotted together at David Ortiz’s celebrity golf tournament in 2009. They had been engaged in December that year.

An old picture of Daniel Bard and his then-girlfriend Adair.
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When the pitcher started the 2008 season after a winter league stint in Hawaii, he had told himself to ignore the pressure and to enjoy the moment.

It sure helped when he met his partner, whom he would marry two years later. It worked since he completed that season 5-1 with a 1.51 ERA and 107 strikeouts.

A decade later, Adair still continues to motivate the baseballer. When he was doubtul about making a comeback in 2020, she was nothing but motivating and suggested him to follow his instincts.

"I think you have to do it. I can tell by the way you’re talking about it, if you don’t do it, you’re going to wonder the rest of your life if you were good enough to make a comeback," she told him.

Adair and Danile Bard take a selfie in Chicago, Illinois.
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However, things weren't always easy. When Daniel was demoted to the minor league and was having one of the toughest times in his career, Adair stood by his side.

She's seen him at his highs and at his lows. She used to share the pain as fans in the stands booed and talked bad about Daniel and his family. 

There was even a time when the fans got so vicious that she rushed out of the LeLacheur Park so no one would see her cry. However, they managed to turn things around and also loved the lesson for the kids about perseverance.

Daniel Bard And Adair Sturdivant Have Three Kids

Daniel Bard and Adair Sturdivant are now happy parents to three kids.

The couple are blessed with sons Davis, aged 6, and Sykes, aged 4, and daughter Campbell, aged 2. In fact, Daniel holds his family very close and credits them for his big 2020 comeback after seven years out of the Majors.

Ahead of the Father's Day, the pitcher shared how special it was to share baseball with his three children. "If you ask my wife, it was one of the biggest reasons I decided to play again," he said.

That year, he felt that the odds of him getting back to the big leagues were slim, but nevertheless gave it a go to have his children around it. "Just to have memories of them being on the field was one of the reasons I decided to play again," he added.

The Bards: Adair, Daniel, Campbell, Davis, and Sykes.
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Due to their background as athletes, Daniel in baseball and Adair in cheer, Bleacher Report counts them as one of 'The 15 Couples Most Likely to Produce a Star.'

Their oldest child, Davis, is already really learning the game. Daniel says he can comprehend concepts like outs, strikeouts, and all.

When Adair takes the children to their dad's games, Davis knows what team to cheer for. He gets all excited when Daniel strikes someone out. "He knew it was good before. Now he knows why it’s good," Daniel shared.

The Bard family celebratie Adair's birthday in Chicago, Illinois.
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He's not the only one. When the Bards once went into a restaurant on an off-day, they were showing highlights and Campbell started going, 'Rockies win! Rockies win!' when she saw them celebrating. "It was pretty funny," Daniel remembers.

Although they are just starting to figure the game out, all three of the kids enjoy going to the matches. They love the action, the noise, the music, the lights, the environment, and everything about them.

Moreover, it's not only his children and family that Daniel cares about. The Rockies man donated $300 for every strikeout to help the less fortunate coming out of the pandemic. 

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