Mark & Sarah Ellis meet Union City All-Stars – Sept. 7

DSCN4294During the Major League All-Star break in July, a young boy was at his all-star team practice in Union City, Indiana. Dylan Williams, 8, was playing first base when a teammate threw a ball to him when Dylan wasn’t looking. Dylan was struck on the head and neck area and collapsed. Tragically, Dylan died a few days later.

While growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota, Mark Ellis played American Legion baseball in a league that required all youth to wear protective helmets. He wore this type of helmet until he went to college. When the Ellis’ heard Dylan’s story, Mark and his wife Sarah knew they wanted to do something.

“Sarah and I are very excited to have the Williams family and Dylan’s teammates at the ballpark with us in Cincinnati this weekend,” stated Mark Ellis. “We hope to raise awareness for the Dylan Williams foundation through our participation this Saturday and honor his memory.”

Those interested in helping other kids and other leagues may do so through the Dylan Williams Always an All Star Foundation via the Citizen State Bank in Union City. The foundation creates awareness for organ donation, promotes field safety for kids and educating people on the importance of having automatic external defibrillators at ball fields. To read more about Dylan click here.

Donations can be made to the following:
To mail a check:
Citizen State Bank
Attn: Jennifer Wilcox
Dylan Williams Forever an All Star Foundation
P.O. Box 427
Union City, IN 47390
Tax I.D. 46-32242201

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