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Flying Squirrels Come Through Again

Jeff Katz
July 22, 2019 - 5:49 pm

A Richmond man was blown away after what he thought was throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at the Flying Squirrels game on Saturday to raise awareness about organ donation.

Kent Winter suffered from kidney failure two and a half years ago and had been on the waiting list and dialysis during that time, according to CBS6. Saturday, when he took the field to throw out the first pitch, he found out via a video message on the video board that his friend Jason Hasty, was a donor match. 

Winter and his family were "overwhelmed."

CBS6 reporter Laura French captured the moment on her Facebook page.