Before the Rocket City Trash Pandas home game at Toyota Field on Saturday night, the first pitch was thrown by a special person to our community.
Chris Dillard has served in law enforcement for more than 20 years. He's currently with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. In June, he was diagnosed with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
He said he's been appreciative of the community's support and hopes Saturday night's pitch helps keep the conversation going surrounding this disease.
"I never played baseball in high school but I always wanted to come out to a game and throw a first pitch and trying to bring awareness to ALS. It's, it's a great moment," said Dillard.
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