Kelly High School hosts annual Green Up game to raise awareness for organ donation

KFVS 12 News | Hank Cavagnaro
BENTON, MO (KFVS) - Most high school kids are more worried about next week's test, or who their prom date is going to be - but on Thursday, Kelly High School hosted a baseball game to make everyone, not just the team, think about a much bigger picture. Becoming an Organ Donor.

On Thursday, Kelly High School hosted their annual Green Up game.

The idea started three years ago after Kaden Roberts, a Kelly student, passed away after his freshman year. His family made the decision to donate organs. The goal of the Games is to increase awareness, provide education, and inspire others to give the gift of life.

"It's an important topic to talk about and a lot of people don't think to talk about it," said Kaden's mom Rhonda Robert. "So this has been monumental for us, it's bitter sweet but I can honestly say we did meet our goal."

The term Green Up games came about as spring is a time of renewal of life as depicted with the color of green. Every year since, the team wears green jerseys, all with Kaden's number on the front of the jersey and donate life on the nameplate. Continue reading

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