Oklahoma City Mudcats youth baseball player Kyle Swain, left, wears the jersey with the name of Cavett Kids Foundation child Brasen. Swain and others from the Mudcats wore the name of one of the Cavett Kids on their jersey for their game, held last Wednesday at the P.C.O. youth baseball fields in northwest Oklahoma City.
By Matt Montgomery
The Oklahoma City Mudcats, a youth baseball team with three players living in Piedmont, were joined last Wednesday at their little league game in Oklahoma City, by several kids suffering from life-threatening illnesses: the Cavett Kids.
Cavett Kids Foundation, based in Oklahoma City, is a non-profit organization that brings together children with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses and takes them to different events and camps to interact with other kids their age.
Cavett Kids Foundation art therapist and director of Diversionary Play, Ashley Simpson, attended the game last Wednesday with the Cavett Kids and said Ty, Carly and Brasen had a great time interacting with the youth baseball team.
“For several of them, it was the first time they had ever been to a baseball game,” Simpson said. “Some of them were able to play sports before they got sick and some are hoping that if their health gets good enough, they want to try to play again. It sparked a lot of those feelings in them.”
The OKC Mudcats are Piedmont residents Colby Bethea, Brooks Whiteman and Donnie Berry; Luke Treece, Trevor Loomis, Cole Limber, Jake Perez, Chirs Moore, Zayin Brungardt-Davis, Cole Crosier and Kyle Swain. They were joined at their little league baseball game held last Wednesday at Putnam City Optimist baseball complex, located on NW 50th Street in Warr Acres, by several kids from the Cavett Kids Foundation. Ty Stahlbusch, Carly Wood and Brasen (three in front right) enjoyed a night of little league baseball, as they were the invited guests that night who got to sit in or near the dugout and meet some of the baseball players.
The Mudcats reached out to the Cavett Kids Foundation to raise awareness for kids who couldn’t play sports.
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