Spectrum Health pediatric hematology and oncology patients grabbed their baseball mitts, threw on their Stand Up To Cancer baseball jerseys and headed to the Fifth Third Ballpark for a fun night of baseball with the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Seventeen patients geared up and ‘worked’ a job for the night. Jobs included manager, bat girl and bat boy, social media, coach, PA announcer and scoreboard operator.

Each patient had his or her own deck of baseball player cards with accompanying picture and stats listed. Fans lined up to get signed cards by the kids during the third and seventh innings.

“This night is so special for families and staff,” said Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Child Life specialist Katrena Froh. “It’s great seeing the kids outside of the hospital just being kids.”