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In honor of his father, Logan Morrison is taking an initiative to help combat lung cancer.
The Marlins outfielder has established the first “LoMo Camp For A Cure” that will take place on Saturday and Sunday on the backfields at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. The camp is aimed at offering instruction to youth players while raising awareness in the fight against lung cancer.
The camp is for baseball players, ages 8-18, who will spend two days receiving instructions from Marlins players and coaches.
Instructors for the two days include Morrison, outfielder Bryan Petersen, along with Marlins coaches Brandon Hyde, Joe Espada and Reid Cornelius.
Registration is from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday, with on-field instruction lasting from 9-11 a.m. Lunch will be from 11-noon. The afternoon on-field session will be from noon-3 p.m.
On Sunday, the camp also will last from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The cost per player is $250, with the proceeds going to the American Lung Association. Those interested can register on Saturday morning at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.
Morrison’s father, Tom, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer last April, and he passed away from the disease in early December.
Logan Morrison, a standout Marlins’ rookie last season, said he plans on making the camp an annual event. He also hopes to eventually add a second camp in his hometown of Slidell, La.
— Joe Frisaro
Tom Morrison, the father of Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison, passed away on Wendesday night after battling lung cancer.
Tom was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer on April 17. A couple of months later, Logan was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans to the Marlins.
Due to health reasons, Tom initially wasn’t able to attend any of his son’s games in person. In late August, however, he was cleared to travel, and he watched the Marlins face the Mets at Citi Field.
On his Twitter account, Logan posted the death of his father on Thursday morning.
“Shortly after 9 p.m. last night, my hero, Thomas Morrison, passed away,” Logan wrote. “To the world he may have been just a somebody, but to this somebody he was my world.”
Logan was able to spend Thanksgiving with his parents at the family home in Slidell, La.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Logan will be hosting “LoMo’s Camp 4 Cure” kid camp to benefit the American Lung Association. The camp is scheduled to be in Jupiter, Fla., on Jan. 8-9.
— Joe Frisaro