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Baseball teams up with Dfeet Cancer, Dalton Fox Foundation

The Falcon Baseball program held the 1st Annual Devin Flaherty Classic in Support of D-Feet Cancer at The Dalton Fox Foundation at Tilley Field, representing and offering their support during both the varsity and junior varsity games.

Devin Flaherty, a 2018 alum of the baseball program, passed away from brain cancer in 2022, and Dalton Fox, an avid baseball fan in our community, passed away from Ewing’s Sarcoma a few years ago. The mothers of both young men spoke to the team prior to the game. Each told stories of their son’s love for the game and helped spread the message of the Dalton Fox Foundation and the necessity of giving one’s time to join the fight against pediatric cancer. 

“Having the opportunity to listen to their mothers express Dalton’s and Devins’ love for the game was a true reminder of why I fell in love with the game of baseball,” senior Ryan Delashmutt said.  “We were fired up and playing for something greater than ourselves that day.”

The foundation’s mission statement “D-Feet Cancer”, The Dalton Fox Foundation raises awareness of Ewing Sarcoma and other under-studied pediatric cancers. By directly funding research into these cancers, we are determined to help discover more effective and less toxic treatments while supporting patients and families during their greatest time of need,” according to https://dfeetcancer.org/

Two-thirds of all ticket and concession stand sales were donated to the D-Feet Cancer Foundation. The turnout of the game was resounding; easily over two hundred people showed up to support the teams and the cause. 

Seeing many people come out to watch a baseball game and support a cause was an excellent feeling. From the bounce houses to the kids playing wiffle ball, playing baseball would hopefully support these families in grieving their losses, junior Cole Ludford said.

 

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