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Aug 31, 2014

Knights Sign Shenise to One-Day Contract


Earlier today at a press conference held at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights announced the signing of Timothy "Eli" Shenise to a one-day contract. Shenise, a 12-year-old boy from Pineville, NC, signed the one-day contract at BB&T Ballpark.

Aug 31, 2014

BB&T Ballpark: Field of Dreams


Timothy "Eli" Shenise was signed to a one-day contract with the Charlotte Knights and was made an honorary member of the team. The 12-year-old boy from Pineville is battling Burkitt's Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Aug 31, 2014

12-year-old makes Knights debut through Make-A-Wish


Timothy “Eli” Shenise signed a one-day contract with the Charlotte Knights on Sunday. Eli, a 12-year-old boy from Pineville, is battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

Aug 31, 2014

Knights Sign Timothy "Eli" Shenise to One-Day Contract

Charlotte Knights Insider

Prior to the start of Sunday’s game, the Charlotte Knights held a press conference to announce the signing of 12-year-old Timothy “Eli” Shenise to a one-day contract.

Aug 31, 2014

A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight


Many childhood dreams have been made to play baseball in the big league. Sunday the Charlotte Knights and Make-A-Wish made one young fan's dream of that a reality. 12-year-old Timothy "Eli" Shenise is one of those that love baseball.

Aug 31, 2014

NC boy battling lymphoma baseball contract with the Charlotte Knights

Fox 8

Eli is a 12-year-old boy from Pineville battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Through the Make-A-Wish organization, Eli’s wish to become a Charlotte Knights player for a day was granted.

Aug 26, 2014

High Point child’s wish granted


Four-year-old Spencer VanSchoick of High Point had a wish, a wish that was granted Sunday afternoon by local emergency personnel and the Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina.

Aug 26, 2014

Wish kid lives out dream of becoming rescue swimmer with NC Coast Guard

Fox 8

Isaac is now the Coast Guard’s newest honorary rescue pilot, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Coast Guard members in Elizabeth City. He is just back from a weekend he’ll never forget and shared all the details in show and tell in class this morning.

Aug 26, 2014

Make-A-Wish boy from Archdale lives out dream

Fox 8

Seven-year-old Isaac Simmons has had three surgeries and three strokes and has spent quite a bit of time in the hospital. It was there, in his hospital room, watching helicopters take off and land, he decided he would love to one day become a Coast Guard rescue pilot.

Aug 25, 2014

Elizabeth City Coast Guard grants wish to ailing NC child

Wavy TV

7-year-old Isaac Simmons of Archdale, North Carolina has a rare heart condition called Hypo-Plastic Right Heart. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Coast Guard helped him live his dream of being part of a rescue helicopter crew.

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474