Fresno Grizzlies, Fuego FC rally behind children with cancer during ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ event
FRESNO, California. (KSEE) – On Saturday night, the Fresno Grizzlies joined the Fuego Futbol Club (FC) to show their support for children battling cancer.
An evening to feel good was Fuego FC’s goal when they conceived the Not All Heroes Wear Capes event – a time dedicated to celebrating Central Valley children battling cancer.
The Fuego FC distributed the tickets to cancer patients and their families at a pre-game event at the Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company.
“There’s a little boy who dresses up like this for chemo every time he comes, and he has super powers and overcomes chemotherapy every week,” said Fuego FC president Chris Wilson.
At the event, kids like Shannon Tatem, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last March, will be given tickets to the Grizzlies game and take part in a march to Chukchansi Park.
At the end of the game, the kids also get the chance to use their super powers to set off fireworks
“We just wanted to dedicate everything we do – from start to finish – to them,” says Andrea Andrade.
As for Scarlett, she says she’s more of a football fan than a baseball fan, but she’s happy to be at the game and cheer on other cancer patients with her “Scarlett Strong” t-shirt and superhero cape.
“It encourages everyone at home to keep fighting cancer,” explains Scarlett.
The Grizzlies are expecting a big turnout for their game on July 4 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tioga Sequoia will also be hosting a block party with Fresno-Street eats across the street from the stadium.