A fine American game began with prayer by a member of the Georgetown High School baseball coaching staff, "Lord we understand that there's much bigger things happening than the baseball game"
Something far greater than placing a bat on ball.
"puts into perspective you're 0 for 4 game when there's kids out there cancer like that", said Georgetown Eagle, Parker Tadlock.
A team motivated to raise money to increase awareness for Pediatric Cancer. An effort led by Eagles head coach, Adam Foster, "the reason is, kids don't have a voice".
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States. "when did you realize that pediatric cancer was not only near and dear to you, but severely underfunded? This fall we did Alex's Lemonade Stand. Her mom spoke to us. My jaw dropped", said Adam Foster.
Foster and the Eagles teamed up with Go for the Goal prior to this season began.
And a new perspective was learned away from the diamond.
"I'm sitting here on a baseball field doing an interview, some people don't have that opportunity", said Georgetown Eagle, Harrison Magee.
Gold is the color which is designated for pediatric cancer and the entire district 19-5A jumped on board with Georgetown by purchasing and wearing gold sleeves, gold shoelaces, and gold socks.
"it just starts a conversation in the stands and folks will ask what are they wearing gold for?", said Tadlock.
The reason was delivered in the form a ceremonial 1st pitch from Kooper Hernandez, a young man from Jarrell who was resilient in beating osteosarcoma.
The Eagles' goal is to raise $10,000. If you want to contribute, you can do so by clicking onto this link:
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