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A 7-Year Old Boy Will Be Signed by NKU's Baseball Team. Here's Why.

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team will help to make the dreams of a local seven-year-old boy come true this week.

On Thursday, NKU head coach Todd Asalon will sign Alex Murray of Union to a National Letter of Intent in a press conference at The Bank of Kentucky Center.

Alex, who will be joined by his parents Gina and Gary as well as his siblings Cameron, Ava and Colton, was diagnosed with Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV), which is described as extra flaps of tissue that have grown in the urethra, before he was born.  He has had to endure several procedures related to his PUV battle, along with dealing with the daily associated struggles.

The NKU baseball team and the Murray family will be present for this special occasion, which was made possible through a partnership with Team IMPACT.  The organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.

Immediately following Alex’s press conference, he will take the field at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex to participate with the team for NKU’s annual Halloween game, an intrasquad scrimmage played in Halloween costumes, and the media is welcomed to attend as well.

-Staff report

Photo via NKU