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Philly U. Baseball Fundraiser is Saturday To Fund Sick Teen's Wish

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia University's baseball team will be charging admission for the first time ever on Saturday.

But it's for a good cause, to raise funds for a very sick teenager.

Fourteen-year-old Mason Kosmoski is an honorary member of the Philly U baseball team, thanks to Team Impact, an organization that pairs athletic teams with kids suffering life-threatening illnesses.

Mason has a rare form of cancer and has to be treated with  chemotherapy almost constantly.

Philadelphia University head baseball coach Pat Horvath says his players came up with the idea of holding a fundraiser to help make a dream come true for the boy on April 26th.

"Mason wants to go see Derek Jeter's last game at Fenway Park," Horvath explains, so you're looking at plane tickets, hotel rooms, tickets to the game.  And that's where the guys came up with the idea of making it a 'Mason Day' at our field."

They'll be charging $5 to get in and watch a doubleheader.   "Mason Day" begins at noon.


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