Plans to Build Baseball Stadium in Honor of Cooper Larson
KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Plans are in the works for a baseball field to honor a local boy who lost his battle with cancer. The field will be for Cooper Larson, the four-year-old who passed away last October. He had a rare form of brain cancer.
Cooper's family says he's remembered for his love of baseball. So that's why they chose to create a field of dreams for him. It'll be at the Kennewick American Baseball Complex off Olympia.
Tuesday was one of the first meetings with volunteers and contractors who are donating their time and money. Friends and family are still looking for more people to donate or be sponsors.
Cooper's aunt says the ballpark means so much to them, and is just one of their dreams. She says, "Our ultimate dream would be to have Cooper with us, but I think this will be a real special place to come and remember Cooper. He was just going to be the little all star, our little angel in the outfield. I think it's an amazing tribute and something so special for all the little kids."
Cooper was a bat boy for a local youth team and got to meet the Mariners for his Make-A-Wish trip.