The Academy at the Lakes softball community experienced a tragedy, however, the team and school are rallying around one of its players.
Junior pitcher Sydney Klein’s 12-year-old cousin, Noah, passed away from a terminal form of brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG).
The softball team has rallied around Sydney by dedicating the team’s new field to Noah and his baseball number (11). The players will also wear gold (pediatric cancer) and silver (brain cancer) ribbons in their hair and use gold face glitter during games.
May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month and the players are “going gray for May.” They will be wearing hair ties with gray ribbons and gray shirts on game days. Parents are wearing the shirts, as well.
The family has partnered with ChadTough, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for DIPG. For more information, visit ChadTough.org.