Levittown Little League holds benefit game for cancer victim Lorenzo Fernandez, who passed away in March

Lorenzo's mother and coaches say several of the players are still struggling with his death. (6/21/14)

LEVITTOWN - People of all ages stepped up to the plate Saturday to keep a boy’s legacy alive.

The Levittown Little League held an all-star benefit game in honor of Lorenzo Fernandez, who was 12 years old when he lost his battle with liver cancer this past March. Although Lorenzo's sport was soccer, league officials wanted to celebrate his short life and help raise money for other kids with cancer.

Players wore shirts and patches with Lorenzo's name, and donned the number 20, which was his jersey number. To honor the boy's love for soccer, New York Cosmos player Hunter Freeman threw out the first pitch, while Lorenzo's classmates and friends grabbed bats and played ball.

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Lorenzo's mother and coaches say several of the players are still struggling with his death. They hope the event will help them cope with the loss of their friend.

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