Phillies to dedicate game to boy killed after bullying incident
A sixth grader from across the state line, who was killed following a violent bullying incident at Darby Township School earlier this year, will get a Phillies game dedicated in his name.
Bailey O'Neill's father, Robert O'Neill, tells WDEL...
"I wouldn't miss it for the world," he says.
O'Neill says his son absolutely loved the Phillies.
"He was a huge Ryan Howard fan. It was just exciting sitting there watching the game with him and watching him learn about the Phillies, and it was just a pleasure to watch the game with an 11-year-old boy who knew a lot about the game," says Robert O'Neill.
In just a few days, O'Neill gathered 14,000 signatures in an online petition, enough for the Phillies to honor his son's legacy.
The Phillies game against the Red Sox on May 29th will be dedicated to Bailey O'Neill in an effort to stop bullying.
Copyright © Mar 10, 2014, WDEL/Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.
Advanced permission from Delmarva Broadcasting Company required for publication or rebroadcast.