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Sorry, I'm a bit late on this, but here's the press release:

OTTAWA – The Lynx Stadium mound has seen future All-Stars for 15 seasons. Tuesday, April 17th, 10-year-old Sam Muise will join them and kick off the 2007 season when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch Opening Day.

Nominated by his father, Joe Muise, Sam won the "Make Your Pitch" contest on www.ottawalynx.com where fans nominated friends, family, co-workers and complete strangers to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the 2007 season—the 15th season in Lynx history. The successful nomination reads:

“My son Sam, 10 years old, survivor of a brain tumor at the age of 7. He loves the Lynx, goes to most every game, brings a buddy to most games and uses his own paper route money to buy the ticket. A dedicated fan and really nice kid.”

Joe Muise was very excited to learn of Sam’s good luck. “He’ll be pretty excited,” said the senior Muise. “This is a bit of a surprise. He’ll be pretty pleased.”

A Lynx season-ticket holder, Joe estimates that he and Sam see about 50 games per year. Sam also goes to baseball camp for a week each year.

“He loves the Lynx and baseball in general. I took him to his first game when he was three years old and he’s loved it ever since,” he said.

This is the first season the Lynx are the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Lynx home opener is scheduled for April 17th against the Charlotte Knights at 7:05pm. The Lynx Box Office is Open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Ticket information can be found at www.ottawalynx.com or by calling 613 747-LYNX (5969).