College: Lemoyne College
Jack, who started playing baseball when he was four years old, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2014. He was nominated as a Wish Kid for the CNY Make-A-Wish foundation, and he asked for a new baseball field for his school, dedicated to his baseball coach. He was deeply involved in the field’s building and development, and was also the keynote speaker and volunteer fundraiser for Make-A-Wish and many other organizations. The new field is where Jack, who became his school’s varsity team captain, threw many game winning pitches in 2016 when he was healthy enough to return to the field. Jack was also the game winning pitcher in the sectional championship in 2016. He takes on leadership challenges through his role in the Brothers Orientation Leadership Team (BOLT), assisting new students in their transitions to becoming CBA students, as well as being a member of CBA Peer Ministry. He has committed to play baseball and attend LeMoyneCollege and he wants to pursue a career in law. Jack's cancer treatments will end in September of 2017, and though he hopes to be considered cancer free, he plans to continue to advocate for cancer research, speak publicly, and offer inspiration to kids in the future.