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Join Mikey's Minions at the CCVI Trolley Run!

The Kansas City Mavericks are asking fans to support Mikey's Minions at the CCVI Trolley Run on April 29.

The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired holds a place close to the Mavericks as owner Lamar Hunt, Jr.'s grandson has been a student there since two years of age. Mikey Arkell was born with a rare chromosomal abnormality, one of just 13 reported cases since 2008, that has cause him to fight through visual impairment, epilepsy and severe intellectual impairment.

"Since the day Michael was born we have been surrounded by the most wonderful and caring people," said James Arkell, Mikey's father and Hunt's son-in-law. "Mikey has been a student at CCVI since he was two years old. Our kids say how Michael and his situation has made us closer as a family and that is absolutely true, but it has also expanded our family to include the incredible therapists, students and families at CCVI."

The Mavericks are proud to support Mikey's Minions at the Trolley Run. Mavs fans can follow suit by heading to the Trolley Run's registration site, selecting 'CCVI Family Team' and selecting 'Mikey's Minions' while completing your sign-up.

"The dollars raised from the Trolley Run go directly back to CCVI to support programming and student scholarships," added Arkell. "Donations from the Trolley Run are critical to CCVI's success. So please give to our son's team, no amount too little to help this wonderful place. And please consider walking or running with us on that day - we would love to have you join the Mikey's Minions family whether you run, donate, or just say a prayer for those involved!"

For more information, contact Mavericks Director of Community Relations Tim Vieira at

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