Very cool moment at Wrigley Field on Friday.
Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game, while wearing a Cubs jersey with the last name ‘Olczyk’ on the back. That is a salute to his broadcast partner Eddie Olczyk, who is currently undergoing treatment for colon cancer.
Later on, during the seventh inning stretch, Foley gave a shout out to Olczyk, asking fans to join in, as well.
The Blackhawks announced in August that Olczyk, the lead hockey analyst for NBC Sports, had surgery to remove a tumor after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
Olczyk recently attended a Blackhawks practice ahead of a preseason game, and players and coaches expressed their support for him as he continues treatment.
“To see him show up for the first preseason game at home is going to pump some guys up,” Patrick Sharp told WGN-TV. “He knows he’s got a ton of support behind him in his battle.”