The Omaha Storm Chasers are excited to announce the Grand Prize winning entry for the Let's Go Miles! Jersey Design Contest as chosen by Miles Mortensen. The winning jersey was designed by Nicole Pappas of Boston, Mass., and will feature players and coaches wearing capes on the back of their jerseys as part of the design on Superhero Night on Friday, June 24th.
The white jersey sports a large blue "M" for Miles on the front, with the Storm Chasers' "O-Bolt" logo in yellow directly behind it. Surrounding the "M" and logo on the front are the words "Super Miles" in support of Miles Mortensen and his courageous battle. The arm sleeves are yellow with the hashtag "#LetsGoMiles" on the left arm. The yellow sleeves symbolize pediatric cancer awareness. The back also features a yellow wind-blown superhero cape behind the Storm Chasers' jersey numbers.
"Let's Go Miles" is the fundraiser for Miles Mortensen, who is the four-year-old son of Storm Chasers pitcher Clay Mortensen. Miles has been a cancer fighting superhero since 2014.
The Storm Chasers conclude their four-game series with the New Orleans Zephyrs that evening, with Hy-Vee Friday Fireworks scheduled to blast off following the 7:05 p.m. game.
ABOUT MILES: Miles Mortensen is the four-year-old son of Storm Chasers pitcher (2014-Present) Clayton Mortensen and his wife Janna. Miles has been valiantly battling Neuroblastoma, a rare form of Pediatric Cancer, since 2014. Miles underwent chemotherapy and eventually stem cell therapy, which left Miles cancer-free for over a year. Recently, after a three-month check-up it was discovered that the neuroblastoma has returned in a different area. Miles, the Mortensen's and their extended family and friends must now prepare for another battle.
ABOUT THE BRIAN DUENSING FOUNDATION: The Brian Duensing Foundation is dedicated to providing hope and support to families battling cancer or serious illness. This is accomplished by increasing awareness and by raising funds to support two main areas: (1) research and improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment; and (2) outreach projects specifically designed to ease the emotional, financial and spiritual burdens enduring by families facing these diseases.
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