The Naturals partner with the Redbone Series to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis
The Redbone Series is partnering with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals this Saturday, August 24 at Arvest Ballpark to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis in Northwest Arkansas during the Natural’s game against the Arkansas Traveler’s at 7:00 pm. To show support of the Redbone Series, the Naturals will host 15 year old Luke McFadden, as he throws the opening pitch for the game. Luke was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 8 months.
Luke McFadden, 15, is an active member of his community, playing on the Gamers Travel Baseball Team and golf teams. He endures a daily regimen of 1 ½ hours of chest physical therapy, inhaled antibiotics and takes over 20 pills a day to help with digestion and fight infection as a result of his affliction.
The Redbone Series is a nationwide fly fishing fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has hosted tournaments in Northwest Arkansas for the past two years. Through those two years, Redbone has raised over $55,000 with over 40 participating anglers annually for the Foundation. This year’s annual tournament will be held Oct. 3-5 in Decatur, AR.
For information regarding the baseball game, please contact Dustin Dethlefs with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals: (479) 927-4068
For information regarding the Redbone Fishing Tournament contact Brent LaRoche: [email protected] 912-617.5613
For more information about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Diane Byram at [email protected]
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and proud host of the 77th Annual Texas League All Star Game. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, AR. For more information including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit nwanaturals.com, and follow us on Twitter @nwanaturals and Facebook.com/Naturals.
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