Rahway resident to be drafted by Seton Hall University baseball team

Hello,
 
Seton Hall University Baseball will host an exclusive Draft Day for new teammate Kaeden Meikle on Saturday, October 14th at 2:00pm. Kaeden comes to Capital University through the Team IMPACT Cystic Fibrosis Project, sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. The draft day will include an official press conference, the signing of a National Letter of Intent, and remarks by Head Coach, Rob Sheppard. We would love for you to come to this event to cover Kaeden’s story; and help raise awareness about Team IMPACT while also highlighting the student athletes and coaches who are doing amazing things for sick children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ3kaonh5SI
 
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit that connects children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses with the support system of a college sports team. Through the Team IMPACT CF Project sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, children who have CF, like Kaeden are drafted onto local college athletic teams and become an official member of the team to support the child’s physical, social and emotional needs.
 
Thanks!
Shelby Carney
 
Shelby Carney   
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
P: 978-835-8538                                      
500 Victory Road  | Quincy, MA 02171
 
 
*** TEAM IMPACT PHOTO/B-ROLL/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY ***
SATURDAY, OCT. 14 AT 2:00 PM @ Seton Hall University
 
9-Year-Old Kaeden Meikle of Rahway, NJ To Become Official Seton Hall Baseball Teammate Through Team IMPACT Cystic Fibrosis Project “Draft Day”
Sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals
 
WHAT:            Seton Hall Baseball will sign 9-year-old Kaeden Meikle of Rahway as the newest member of its team during an inspirational Team IMPACT “Draft Day” celebration on Saturday, October 14th  at Seton Hall. Kaeden is one of 30,000 patients in the United States living courageously with cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease predominantly diagnosed in children by the age of 2.
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit that connects children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses with the support system of a college sports team. Through the Team IMPACT CF Project sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, children who have CF, like Kaeden are drafted onto local college athletic teams and become an official member of the team to support the child’s physical, social and emotional needs. By being a part of the Seton Hall Baseball program, Kaeden will attend Pirates practices, games, team dinners, events, and more.
DRAFT DAY MEDIA MOMENTS:
  • Kaeden signing an official Letter of Intent before his family and friends.
  • Remarks by Seton Hall  head coach Rob Sheppard
  • Other special guests, as well as numerous exciting and emotional moments
WHO:  –      Top 2017 Recruit Kaeden Meikle of Rahway, New Jersey
  • Seton Hall Baseball Head Coach Rob Sheppard and 2017 Team Members
Since 2011, Team IMPACT has matched more than 1,200 children with more than 450 colleges and universities in 46 states, reaching over 35,000 participating student-athletes. The child joins the athletic team and the student-athletes join the child’s support team – from Draft Day to Graduation. During the journey, the child gains strength, camaraderie and support while the student-athletes experience lessons of courage, resiliency and perspective they can’t learn in a classroom. Kaeden’s determination to persevere through adversity has already made her an inspiration to the rest of her future Cougar teammates.
WHEN:            Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00 P.M. (suggested media arrival 1:45 P.M.)
 
 
WHERE:           Baseball Field – Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, New Jersey 07079
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Shelby Carney, Team IMPACT, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Roberto Sasso, Assistant Athletics Director
Chris Stamm, Vertex Director of Product Communications
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About Team IMPACT
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Team IMPACT has more than 1,000 teams across the country waiting to be matched with children, ages 5-16, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness and who could benefit from becoming a member of the team. If you know a child who may be interested, visit www.goteamimpact.org for more information.
About Vertex Pharmaceuticals
The CF community motivates Vertex employees each day to dig deeper, to do more, to explore the “what ifs,” and to push the boundaries of what we know. We aim to discover and develop medicines that will treat the underlying cause of CF for the vast majority of people with the disease, and our ultimate goal is to cure it. Beyond our transformational medicines, we help people with CF lead active lives and pursue higher education, and we fund independent research and innovative patient centric programs. To learn more please visit www.vrtxallincf.com.

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