It's early Friday afternoon. Collin Boyd and his baseball buddies are headed to Arlington, to watch the Rangers. Collin has more than a ticket.
"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity," said his dad Jimmy Boyd. "It's really special because it's my son."
Around 50 Family and friends boarded a charter bus from Tyler, to watch Collin throw out the first pitch before the Rangers faced the Twins Friday night. It's a nice reward for the 9 year old.
Diagnosed with cancer in March, Collin recently completed his 4th round of chemotherapy. Carter Bloodcare nominated Collin to the Rangers, helping him realize a baseball dream.
"Ever since he was diagnosed in March, the community in Tyler has been extraordinary in support and the benefit tournament," said Jimmy Boyd.
With over 80 friends and family in the stands, Collin had the chance to meet several ranger players, including all-star Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz. Collin also had the chance to meet manager Ron Washington.
Two weeks of practice paid off.
Despite a sellout crowd in Arlington, Collin threw a bullet to assistant coach Dave Anderson.
His father couldn't be prouder of his son and the Tyler community.
"It's special that he has so many people that care about him."
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