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Miami Marlins Pitch in for Boy in Need of Service Dog

The Marlins will donate proceeds from their game against the Oakland A's to a boy in need of a service dog.

Friday, Jun 20, 2014  |  Updated 4:13 PM EDT
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The Miami Marlins are pitching in for the son of a Broward deputy diagnosed with a dangerous form of juvenile diabetes.

Ethan Amara, son of Broward Sheriff's Deputy Chad Amara, is in need of a diabetic alert service dog that can monitor his condition throughout the day.

The Marlins will donate proceeds from their game against the Oakland A's on June 28th to assist Ethan and his family with the cost of the service dog, which totals more than $20,000.

Ethan will receive a check from the Marlins Foundation during pre-game events which start at 3:30 p.m. BSO's Iraida Ortiz-Davis will perform the National Anthem and Ethan will kick off the game with the "Play Ball!" announcement.

The team has set up a special website where tickets to the game can be purchased to benefit Ethan's cause. Click here to purchase tickets.

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