Shortly after the Beeghly campus opened in 2008, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley stepped into the batter’s box, looking to hit a grand slam with its first athletic partnership. And they did with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a short-season Class A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians based in Niles. Now in its 10th […]
When the Cleveland Indians acquired highly touted relief pitcher Andrew Miller in a trade with the New York Yankees last season, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) pediatric nurse practitioner Denise Stoneman was one of the first to hear about it. She had an inside source, former Mahoning Valley Scrapper Ben Heller, who happened to be […]
This past Sunday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers game featured a balloon launch by Akron Children’s cancer and blood disorder patients and ceremonial first pitch by 12 year-old cancer survivor Owen Waller. The festivities were part of the 5th annual Kids Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration at Eastwood Field in Niles. The event kicked off National Childhood Cancer and […]
Luke Holko, aboard Akron Children’s transport helicopter Air Bear, made a celebratory landing at Eastwood Field, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Sunday. Sadly, Luke’s first ride on Air Bear was 6 years ago today, leaving the ballpark for Akron Children’s after a line drive fractured his skull. Luke has made a remarkable recovery and […]
August 25 marked the Mahoning Valley’s 2nd Annual Kids’ Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration, which took place with the Scrappers at Eastwood Field in Niles.