INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)– The Indiana chapter of A Kid Again has brought Indianapolis star cornerback Kenny Moore II onto its team as an honorary member of the board of directors.
The nonprofit, focused on helping kids facing life-threatening illnesses to create memories with their families, added Moore after he’d shown support for the organization and participated in many of its events.
Moore’s bond with Mason Garvey is what sparked his relationship with the organization. Mason lost his battle with cancer in June 2020, but not before he and Moore formed a bond and became friends. Mason and his family were on-field guests at Moore’s games and the A Kid Again “Haunted Runway Fashion Show Adventure.” They spent time at other events throughout the city and Moore was even invited to Mason’s home on a few occasions. He was also one of the few, outside of family, allowed to visit Mason in the hospital.
“It was family time to me,” Moore said. “I cherished every moment. It was a time well spent. So many memories.”
When Moore refers to their relationship, he doesn’t use the word “friend” — he says his relationship with Mason meant surpassed that title.
“I was just a brother to him,” he said.
You can watch the video for Moore’s favorite memories with his buddy Mason. Since then, he’s gotten closer with more families that are part of A Kid Again.
“They have different stories; they have great families that are very supportive,” Moore said. “They’re battling through every day [and] we’re just trying to make those kids smile in the best way possible.”
In honor of Mason’s memory and his new position on the board, Moore is celebrating by auctioning his game-worn jersey from the Colts’ win against the Minnesota Vikings. All of the money raised goes to the A Kid Again Indiana chapter. The live online auction has already raised more than $1,000. It ends Monday.
When asked what it feels like to be a part of this organization’s mission, Moore humbly referred to himself as a “small piece” of the impact they’re making on these families.
“I’m just honored to be able to do [this] with a lot of amazing people.”