A special day at the ballpark for a Lincoln teenager - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

A special day at the ballpark for a Lincoln teenager

Posted: Updated:

By: Jenn Schanz
jschanz@klkntv.com

The Salt dogs had quite the cheering section as they faced the Gary South–Shore Railcats Tuesday night.

It may have been thanks to 14–year–old Dawson Cox, who threw out the first pitch.

After spending the last year at the University of Michigan getting treatment for Leukemia, Cox is ready to be at home, and enjoy being a regular kid.

Minutes before his big throw, he was anything but nervous.

"It means a lot to me because Lincoln was where I was born, it's where I was raised, and I've always wanted to be able to do something like this," he says.

Cox got a bone marrow transplant in October, but it failed. Now, his mom Colleen says, his family is pulling together to help make his dreams come true.

"It's just great to see him so excited; he's been really looking forward to it. He's just pumped and excited to do this."

After relaxing in the dugout, and getting his baseball signed by the team, Dawson approached the pitchers mound and let it rip.

"It just feels really great, like I've never been to any sports event where I've actually been offered to do something," he says.

Despite his struggle, Dawson was all smiles, giving the crowd an extra reason to root for the home team.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>
  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

    More >>
  • Former Lincoln Resident Charged With Murdering Siblings

    Former Lincoln Resident Charged With Murdering Siblings

    Former Lincoln Resident Charged With Murdering Siblings

       A former Lincoln resident has been charged with the murders of his younger siblings.

    More >>

       A former Lincoln resident has been charged with the murders of his younger siblings.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.