MOREHEAD – The Morehead State University softball team is collecting Christmas cards for nine-year-old Dalton Dingus this week.
Dingus, a resident of Salyersville, is currently living with stage 4 cystic fibrosis and has a dream to beat the Guinness World Record for most Christmas Cards received. He was recently sent home from the hospital to be with his family for the holidays. The current record is 35,000 cards, and Dingus has received upwards of 23,000 cards thus far.
The softball program would like to reach out to the Morehead State community to reach this goal. The team will be set-up on the second floor of the Adron Doran University Center from 10-2 p.m. on Friday to collect cards, signatures and words of encouragement. All are welcome to bring their own cards, or sign cards that have been donated.
Those who wish to drop off cards are asked to put their name, hometown and state on the outside of the envelope. The cards will be shipped out on Saturday and can also be given to any member of the softball program or dropped off at the Academic-Athletic Center in office 227.
Cards can also be addressed directly to Dalton at HC 62 Box 1249, Salyersville, Ky., 41465.