Blowfish to hold Make-A-Wish party for 12-year-old fan
The Lexington County Blowfish will be hosting a Make-A-Wish sendoff party for Brayden Sox during Thursday's home game against the Macon Bacon.
Sox is a 12 year-old student at Meadow Glenn Middle School who loves watching and playing baseball. He was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 10 and is currently in treatment and to "knock cancer out of the park in November of 2019".
Sox will throw out the first pitch to his favorite Blowfish player, Jared Williams of Gilbert. His wish is to go to Atlantis and the Make-A-Wish South Carolina team will tell him the good news at the game.
The send-off party will be held in the Stadium Club for Sox, his family and friends to enjoy the game. He will also join the radio/livestream broadcast for an inning to talk about the night, his wish, and some of the local athletes he’s been able to meet during his journey.
The Make-A-Wish foundation creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 184 wishes last year. The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies, and special events.
For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit sc.wish.org.
Jersey Auction Ongoing
Lexington County Blowfish fans can bid to win a "Proud to be an American" jersey worn by their favorite Blowfish players during the 2018 season.
All bids start at $100 and can be made by texting "Blowfish" to 79230 or visit qtego.net/qlink/blowfish. Proceeds benefit local veterans who have a need for a service dog as dollars raised by the Blowfish from this auction will go to help train dogs.
The auction ends Aug. 4 at 9 p.m. during Community Appreciation Night, which is also the final home game of the season. Log onto goblowfishbaseball.com for more details.
Fort Jackson Appreciation Night
The Lexington County Blowfish will hold its annual Fort Jackson Appreciation Night this Saturday when it faces the Savannah Bananas.
At 5:30 p.m., a softball game will take place between the Lexington County and Fort Jackson Emergency Medical Services in the Battle of the Badge Game. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Brigadier General Milford Beagle Jr.
Tickets are $6 for seniors, $5 for children, $4 for military general admission seats with ID and $3 for their children.