Six-year-old Kacie Platz, of Sand Lake, did something last Saturday that most adults can’t do or will never get the chance to: she sang the National Anthem at the West Michigan White Caps baseball game in Comstock Park.
Her mother, Deana, submitted her name to the White Caps, after Kacie had sung at a couple of other events, including last September’s 9-11 parade, and a Tri County basketball game. The White Caps watched a video of her, and decided they wanted her for the game.
A whole group of family and friends—26 in all—made the trek to Fifth Third Ball Park to hear Kacie sing. “I think she was a little nervous at first, but once she had the microphone, she nailed it. Afterwards, she was just that normal 6-year-old at the game playing with her friends,” explained Deana.
Her mom said Kacie loved the applause and good jobs she received from staff, players and all the people that cheered her as she went back to her seat. She was also interviewed for FOX17 news.
Deana said Kacie will be singing at her kindergarten program May 1, and has been asked to sing at the Miss Sand Lake pageant in early May.