Boy with cerebral palsy becomes member of WSU baseball team in special ceremony

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 5:48 PM



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A 9-year-old boy from Beavercreek joined the Wright State University Baseball team Tuesday night.

Jesse Burns, who battles cerebral palsy, became an official Raider during a special Draft Day celebration.

Team IMPACT and the team held the ceremony at Nischwitz Stadium.

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Through the Team IMPACT program, Jesse will attend practices, games, team dinners, events and more.

Team IMPACT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Since 2011, the program has matched more than 1,900 children with more than 600 colleges and universities in 48 states.