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Jack Kilway, a long-standing volunteer at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, is being recognized this weekend for his lengthy career as an usher for the Akron Rubber Ducks with a special honor -- a custom bobblehead doll.
The Jack Kilway bobbleheads will be given to the first 1,000 baseball fans at the Akron Rubber Ducks game against the Altoona Curve on Saturday, April 22.
Kilway, a Cuyahoga Falls resident, retired last year after dedicating nearly 20 years to the Akron-based Cleveland Indians Double-A farm team. He's known as the "Mayor of Canal Park," according to a press release.
"Jack has shown tremendous dedication to this baseball franchise, and his efforts have made a big impact for a lot of baseball fans over his long career," said Rubber Ducks General Manager Jim Pfander. "Not many people get the honor of being made into a bobblehead, but Jack has more than earned his place on one."
Kilway is also known in the community for his volunteer work at Western Reserve Hospital, where he's helped guide patients and visitors around the halls of the hospital for more than 16 years.
"I just like getting to know people and being helpful," said Kilway. "Volunteering at the hospital gives me an opportunity to do that every day, and being a part of the Akron Rubber Ducks team gave me an opportunity to help a lot of people enjoy America's favorite pastime."