Victims of the Jewish Community Center Shooting to Be Honored at June 7 Royals Game

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Tonight, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood, and Teresa LaManno, victims of the April 13, 2014, shootings at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, will be honored at the Kansas City Royals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO — a continuing effort to memorialize the victims through the Reat Griffin Underwood Foundation.

Victims of the Jewish Community Center Shooting to Be Honored at Royals Game

Reat Griffin Underwood’s video recording of National Anthem to open game.

Tonight, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood, and Teresa LaManno, victims of the April 13, 2014, shootings at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, will be honored at the Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

Reat Underwood, an aspiring student of music and theatre from Overland Park, KS, will sing the National Anthem through a taped recording from a previous public event held in 2013.

Over 200 family and friends of the Corporon and LaManno families are expected to attend the event wearing t-shirts in support of the victims of the April shooting. Faith Always Wins has been selected as the theme for efforts to memorialize the victims, and in support of the Reat Griffin Underwood Foundation.

First responders who tended to the shooting scene from the Overland Park Police, Fire and Paramedic Departments will also be recognized at the Royals Yankees game.

Reat Underwood was a 14-year-old freshman at Blue Valley High School and was involved in the Boy Scouts, performing arts and debate. Money raised through the Reat Griffin Underwood Memorial Fund will support religious education, medical initiatives, grief counseling, the performing arts and acts of kindness.

Mindy Corporon, mother of Reat and daughter of Dr. Corporon, stated, “We are very thankful for the outpouring of support we have received as a result of this terrible tragedy. Our hope is that the legacies of Reat, my Dad and Mrs. LaManno will live on through the foundations we are establishing. Something good is coming of this.”

For more information about Reat’s life and the benefactors of the Memorial Fund, visit http://www.faithalwayswins.org. You can also follow the “good things happening” on http://www.facebook.com/PopeyeandReat.

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