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Release: April 7, 2000

MEDIA ADVISORY: Patient throws first pitch at 'Miracle Game'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Matthew Kemmerer, a patient from the Children's Hospital of Iowa, will throw out the honorary first pitch at the University of Iowa men's baseball double-header against Purdue this Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m.

Matthew is a junior at Prairie High School, an active member of the Youth Advisory Council of the Children's Hospital of Iowa and a "huge" baseball fan.

The Big 10 home opener for the Hawkeyes has been named the "Miracle Game," with proceeds benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Hawkeye Baseball Complex, located at the intersection of Hawkins Drive and Elliot Drive. For assistance in covering this event, please contact Craig Jarvie with University of Iowa Health Care at 384-8958.