by Marisa Whitaker
The third annual Playdate with the Bearcats will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 2pm to 5pm in UC’s Campus Recreation Center.
Co-hosted by Mitch’s Mission and the UC football team, this event allows kids and their parents to get to know members of the football team, along with other varsity althetes, the Bearcat mascot and Mitch Stone, a brain cancer survivor and “little brother” to the football team.
It’s been more than three years since Mitch Stone was adopted by the University of Cincinnati’s football team following his brain cancer diagnosis. Now 15 and a freshman in high school, he’s cancer-free, runs track and cross-country, volunteers at Stepping Stones and sits on the Patient Advisory Council at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.