Friday, May 15, 2009

GO Mitch Go!

Tears fill my eyes as I type this post and I try to push the lump in my throat back down. I tried to think of what I would say, and how I would say ,but I think Mitch's dad says it best. Below you will find his post for the day. And please visit his blog here to get a glimpse of how extrodinary this young boy was and still is. Be thankful and praise our savoir for everyday that you have to laugh with your cildren. OU vs Texas AM - May 15th - Norman - 6pm
Dear friends,Friday, May 15th is going to be a very special day for Team Whitaker and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma. As many of you know, the OU Baseball program - especially the coaching staff, has been very special to our family while Mitchell was in treatment, during his last days, and since his passing.Last year, Head Coach - Sunny Golloway, changed his uniform number to #18 in Mitchell's honor for the entire season. This was done so that Mitch would see all the ballparks that he would have played in as a Sooner. If you don't understand how significant that is.....then you don't really understand baseball :) Furthermore, there is a framed "Whitaker - 18" game jersey in the OU baseball lockerroom that the players pass everyday.This year, OU contacted us with an offer that we couldn't refuse. Power Roofing ( pledged $50 for every homerun would be donated to the OU Baseball charity of choice. OU Baseball selected the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in Mitch's honor. Every time that OU hits a dinger....the radio/PA announcer declares: "That homerun means that Power Rooding just donated $50 to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in Mitchell Whitaker's honor....." Obviously, 2009 has been a great year with Team Whitaker fundraising and roofing companies! PowerRoofing and Heartland Roofing - OKC are making a difference in battling this disease.To date, OU has hit 74 home runs and the team record of 114 is within reach! PowerRoofing will be making an honorary check presentation that night...Mitchell's 12th birthday. We are encouraging all of our friends to show up to the park, WEAR BLUE for MITCH, get loud, and show support for OU Baseball/Power
Roofing.When: May 15 - 6pmWhere: L Dale Mitchell Ballpark - OUWhat: OU vs A&M - PowerRoofing/LLS/GoMitchGo NightWhy: To raise money for a cure, give thanks, & wear blue
Boomer Sooner!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...