The Seattle Mariners have asked Ashley Aven to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Sunday’s game against Texas, and she accepted.
I’ll be there to watch.
It’s a very cool opportunity for 18-year-old Ashley, a former Meadowdale High School softball player who is battling acute myeloid leukemia.
I wrote about her courageous fight in this story, and the family is getting additional support from numerous sources. Bill Aven, Ashley’s father, e-mailed me earlier this week to tell me that the Jay Buhner family has opened up two suites Sunday for the Aven family and friends.
And then this.
I hope to have a photo or two, along with some comments from Ashley and her family, to post Monday.