BB&T Ballpark: field of dreams

Boy's baseball dream comes true

The Charlotte Knights and the Make-A-wish foundation made a very special announcement at BB&T Ballpark, Sunday.

Timothy "Eli" Shenise was signed to a one-day contract with the Charlotte Knights and was made an honorary member of the team.

The 12-year-old boy from Pineville is battling Burkitt's Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

He has successfully completed two rounds of treatments, and is staying positive for the next two rounds.

After Eli signed the Contract he got to go down to Knights clubhouse where he had his own locker and his own jersey waiting for him. The jersey had his name and the number 37 on it.

Timothy will also get to practice with the team and will take the field as team's first baseman in a game against the Gwinnett Braves Sunday night.

All the Knights player will be wearing green ribbon wristbands which represent all forms of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope,strength and joy.

Since its inception in 1985, more than 3,500 local children have experienced a wish come true.