Milwaukee Brewers to honor 8-year-old boy paralyzed during July 4 shooting

22 ‘Roberts’ jerseys Cooper Roberts, 8, in his dugout on Friday night, was paralyzed from the waist down during a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, on July 4th. ,

In addition, Tim Cooper and his twin brother Luke, who have suffered minor injuries, have each been given an authentic City Connect jersey signed by the team, while former MVP Christian Yelich has recorded a video to share with Roberts and his family.

Cooper, his mother and brother were shot during a parade on Monday, July 4, in which seven people were killed and dozens injured.

Miller Park, where the Brewers play, is about 70 miles north of Highland Park. The shooting took place 23 miles north of Wrigley Field and 30 miles north of Guaranteed Rate Field.

The MLB considered canceling Monday’s game between the White Sox and the Minnesota Twins, but instead reduced nighttime activity, which included canceling post-game fireworks displays. The White Sox observed silence on Monday and Tuesday in honor of the victims.

According to reports, Roberts was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in the spine, but he is alert and ‘improving’.

Milwaukee is hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates for the series starting Friday night.

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