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Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:40 pm

6-year-old boy signs with Manchester University soccer team

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

With his parents sitting to his right, a 6-year-old North Manchester boy on Sunday became a college soccer team's newest member.

Carson McKee signed with the Manchester University men's soccer team, a moment made possible through a national nonprofit that connects children battling serious and chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, according to a news release.

Carson has cystic fibrosis.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Carson and his family to Manchester," head coach Corey Brueggeman said in a statement. "Carson is a tremendous kid and will make an excellent addition to our program."

Carson, who received jersey number 44, will attend practices, games, team dinners and other events through the opportunity, the release said.

The Team IMPACT Draft Day celebration also included remarks from university President Dave McFadden and Carson fielding questions from reporters and his new teammates, the release said.

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