The baseball program will honor Declan and Kenadie Haubenreiser, children of Oak Lawn Community High School alumna Mary Haubenreiser, class of 1979. Mary lost her battle with breast cancer and her twins are now being raised by their aunt, Janet Haubenreiser Meyers, Oak Lawn Community High School alumna class of 1991 and current Instructional Technology Coach. Mary was a dedicated three-sport athlete who cultivated a love of sports in her twins. Declan and Kennedy have been surrounded by Spartans all their lives. These spunky 8-year-old twins grew up in a house right across the street from the varsity baseball field and their large Irish-American clan also consists of numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who graduated from Oak Lawn Community High School.
The Spartan baseball program will recognize Declan and Kenadie on May 11, 2017 when they take on Evergreen Park High School. All Spartan baseball players will wear shirts honoring Mary at the game. Shirts are available to the community for $20 each and can be purchased through head coach Bill Gerny at firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth sizes are available (S-L) as well as adult (S-3XL). Smilin Clydes will be selling hot dogs and former SSC Conference Player of the Year Boo Quillin ('15), a fan favorite of Declan and Kenadie, will be on hand to catch the first pitch.