Fairfax High’s Drew Bonner gets his moment at the plate

April 26, 2013

Fairfax High School’s Drew Bonner bats during the first inning of Fairfax’s game against Madison on Monday at Fairfax High School. Bonner is the team manager, an Eagle Scout and is headed to the University of Virginia on an academic scholarship. (Suzi Ginch)

Here’s a terrific story about Drew Bonner, the manager of the baseball team at Fairfax High School, and also a manager of the football and basketball teams. Bonner led off the bottom of the first inning for Fairfax on Monday night, even though he is in a wheelchair. He worked a walk.

The Post’s Preston Williams has the full uplifting story of the Fairfax senior, who was forced to stop playing baseball at 11 due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy and has been in a wheelchair since he was 14. He has also become an Eagle Scout, was voted a member of the homecoming court and has earned a full academic scholarship to the University of Virginia.

A big crowd came out to see Bonner take his at bat, and both teams congratulated him after he wheeled down to first base. Watch the video below and read Preston’s story here. I dare you not to cry.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.
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