PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College baseball program, with the help of Team IMPACT, is proud to announce the signing of 10-year-old Hunter Perry.
Perry, a native of Orwell, Ohio, was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, a non-hodgkins lymphoma usually found in the abdomen. After the diagnosis, Hunter had surgery to remove the the tumor which was wrapped around his intestines. After completing chemotherapy, Hunter is currently in remission.
Perry signed his Letter of Intent on Friday (March 14) alongside his father and sister. He will be an active member of the Storm baseball program and the Lake Erie family for the ensuing year. Perry will help with baseball functions during the season.
In addition to the team gear, Hunter, an avid hunting and Duck Dynasty fan, received presents from Gander Mountain and Walmart, both of Mentor. Bada Bing Pizza of Painesville supplied food for a post-signing celebration with the team, coaches and his family.
"We are thrilled to have Hunter as part of the program," said Storm Head Coach Brian McGee. "This will be a great emotional investment for our baseball student athletes. We consider ourselves honored to have the chance to bond and mentor such a tough and special kid."
ABOUT TEAM IMPACT
Team Impact is a non-profit chartered to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illness. Core to their model is harnessing the power of teamwork by matching these courageous kids with collegiate athletic teams. Team IMPACT children are drafted onto local college athletic teams and, to the greatest extent possible, become an official member of the team during the duration of their treatment and beyond. For more information about Team IMPACT, visit their site at www.goteamimpact.org.