Blake and His Best Friends

Say hi to Blake, one of the kids who is joining us for the third annual Night of Inspiration! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, there is still time to get them here.

Blake, age 8, is an energetic little boy, who loves to play! Baseball is something that he is very interested in so we paired him up Matt and Isaac from the University of Pittsburgh Baseball Team. After their first play date, Blake woke up the next morning and asked, “Mom, when do I get to see my best friends again?”

Blake loves to have bowling play dates with his Little Champ friends. After a game, Blake was dividing up the candy he won at the arcade. Matt described that he was impressed/glad Blake said we would all split it. Matt added, “Now of course, not only because it was candy, but because that meant we were really his good pals! ” 

After finishing up his last cycle of chemo, Blake is back in school and doing great! He’s even playing goalie for his local hockey team! Matt & Isaac played such an important role in his cancer journey, and would visit him every time he was in the hospital, making it a place where he could be himself and continue to dream. By the way, Isaac just got drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim! Matt and Isaac still frequently Face-time Blake! 

Activity Kits

​Help 8-year-old Joe

Future Scientist

Get a science experiment kit to explore with his mentor!

​Help 9-year-old Myla

Future Artist

Get art supplies to create with her mentor!

Help 23-year-old Erik

Future Coffee Barista

Get coffee supplies to learn how to create specialty drinks with his mentor!

The pandemic showed many people what social isolation is really like. It also showed there are many other great ways to connect. That’s why we launched our activity kits. These mailed out packages provide fun activities for our mentors and kids/young adults to do together — virtually.

Reach Out to Us

Or contact Friendship@ConnectingChampions.org / 412.376.3755