Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado makes a kid’s dream come true

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 02: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates defeating the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in thirteen innings to win the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 02: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates defeating the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in thirteen innings to win the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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The last couple of weeks for the Colorado Rockies have left many fans feeling a little bit blue with their recent play on the field. However, that hasn’t stopped them from fulfilling the dreams for one special high schooler off the field.

Debuting Thursday, July 18, on SportsCenter, ESPN’s award-winning series “My Wish” will feature a 17-year-old boy, who was born with cystic fibrosis. Just last month, with the Los Angeles Dodgers visiting Denver, he was treated to a once in a lifetime experience by none other than the Colorado Rockies and five-time All-Star and Gold Glove award winner, third baseman Nolan Arenado.

The story will feature high schooler Sam Grayston of Laguna Hills, Calif. After battling the ongoing challenges of cystic fibrosis since his birth, Grayson has overcome multiple obstacles to becoming a rising star on his high school baseball team. With the help of Make-A-Wish, his dream of spending the day with his hero, the California native Arenado, and taking batting practice and throwing a bullpen session at Coors Field is granted.

You can read more about the day by clicking here. Also, here is a preview of Sam’s special day:

2019 ESPN “My Wish” Series – NOLAN ARENADO Preview from ESPNFrontRow on Vimeo.

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With Chris Connelly as host, “My Wish” is in its 14th season since 2006. Working together with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, ESPN has fulfilled 68 sport-themed wishes for children with critical illnesses.  All five of this season’s features will re-air multiple times in various editions of SportsCenter this week and will be available on ESPN.com. The feature will also run during a one-hour “My Wish” special that will air Sunday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on ABC and will include all five of the 2019 “My Wish” Series wishes.

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So for those of you who are feeling a bit down due to the Rockies’ play, tune into SportsCenter Thursday. The amazing story of Sam Grayston and his day with Nolan Arenado and the Rockies will uplift your spirits.

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