Levi Smith living his dream as the newest San Diego Padre
The San Diego Padres and the Make-A-Wish San Diego foundation teamed up and agreed to a one-day contract for five-year-old Levi Smith. Levi was born with a congenital heart condition and has been placed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and having a pacemaker inserted after surgery.
His dream of becoming a Padre became a reality on Wednesday September 19. Levi arrived to Petco Park by limousine and entered through the players parking lot where he was greeted by the Pad Squad. He was escorted through the halls of Petco Park and greeted by the entire staff before entering into the Padres Club House where Andy Green was waiting for the new member of the team. They came to contract terms and Levi crossed the T and dotted the I and away he went to suite up for his big day.