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Murdered Boy's Voice Will Take Center Stage Before Major League Baseball Game Tonight

"I cried."

Reat Griffin Underwood loved to sing — in fact, the 14-year-old  was on his way to a singing competition when he was shot and killed by a former Klu Klux Klansman who opened fire outside Jewish-affiliated facilities in Overland Park, Kansas in April.

But Reat's voice will live on.

Tonight, when the Kansas City Royals host the New York Yankees, the crowd will hear Reat's voice singing the national anthem.

"I was very busy with funeral arrangements and organ donations and then people would say, 'Did you hear about the Royals? Did you hear about the Royals?' The Royals called me out of the blue, saying that we're going to play Reat's national anthem," Mindy Corporon, Reat's mother, told FoxNews.

She said that when she got that call, "I cried."

Corporon said Reat had always wanted to sing the national anthem at a Major League baseball game.

Other victims of the April shooting will be recognized at tonight's game, Fox reported.

Featured image via FoxNews

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