Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: Mahopac High School
Date: January 19, 2021
Mahopac High School
Baldwin Place Road, Mahopac
Our boys will be in Aidan’s corner throughout his course of treatment. They will send him message so support, send him videos, play video games online with him. He has become a part of our family and we will be there to help support him through his difficult process to hopefully getting cancer free.
It started with a game against Arlington two years ago.
Coach Myckie Lugbauer’s Mahopac High School baseball team played the Admirals in Freedom Plains on Arlington’s Friends of Jaclyn Day, where the team honored its “adopted” player and raised childhood cancer awareness.
Lugbauer thought it was a great idea and wanted his team to participate. This upcoming season, the Indians will after having been paired with 16-year-old Aidan Phillips from Alabama, who Lugbauer said is currently battling acute lymphocytic leukemia at a St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
“I’m very excited for this,” Lugbauer said. “I really know how important it is for Aidan to have someone in his corner, to be able to have kids checking in. ‘Hey, how are you doing today, Aidan?’ Something as small as that can boost someone’s emotions and help them get through a tough day.”
Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is a nonprofit agency that matches athletic teams with children fighting pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers. ” https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/2021/01/14/mahopac-baseball-team-adopts-teen-battling-leukemia-st-judes/4150371001/