The Vancouver Canadians wore special jerseys to promote pediatric cancer awareness to open up their three-game series against the Spokane Indians at Nat Bailey Stadium. The black jerseys had a blue Canadians script with orange trim to represent the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
On the back of the collar of each jersey was the phrase “I’m Playing For” in type with a person’s name written in. A logo of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation was placed on the left sleeve.
A silent auction was held on the special jerseys with all proceeds going to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The game was stopped momentarily at the end of the fourth inning for a special pinch-hit appearance by this courageous youngster.
With both clubs lining up along the first and third base lines, they witnessed Connor Morcom step up to the plate, take a swing of the bat and round the bases for a home run in front of a sell-out crowd of 6,413. The Vancouver Province has video and photos of the special occasion.
It was a very touching moment and it was great to see both teams and the sell-out crowd rise to the occasion and celebrate this youngster’s courage in battling this horrible disease that has touched far too many lives. Let’s pray that a cure will be found as soon as possible.