Chris Pontius and Matt Lampson of the Columbus Crew hosted two families, the Keffers and Deavers, in the name of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Home Opener Saturday night.
Jack Keffer, who is four-years-old, is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia. Eight-year-old Giovanni Deavers is also undergoing treatment after a recent relapse.
In the 80th minute of the game, both families were able to enjoy the remainder of the game on the field. Afterwards, Pontius and Lampson joined both families for a meet-and-greet.
Pontius has been an avid supporter of LLS for the past 3 years, and the mission is close to his heart - his dad is a leukemia survivor. Lampson has also been an avid supporter, as he is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor.