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Missouri Teens Victorious in Junior National Championship Finals

The finals of the National Hemophilia Foundation-ZLB Behring Junior National Championship (JNC) were held on October 8, 2005 in Orlando, FL. Winners of both the golf and baseball competitions hail from Missouri. Luis Aguayo, a 17-year-old from Arnold, MO was the Junior National Golf Champion. He made it to the finals after winning his regional the golf competition this summer. Luis has hemophilia and is a senior in high school. He also won a Junior PGA (Professionals Golfers' Association of America) Championship two years ago.


Kyle Widdison, a 15-year-old from Cairo, MO was the Junior National Baseball Champion. Kyle, who has von Willebrand disease, emerged from the St. Louis region by winning the baseball competition. He is a sophomore and pitcher on his high school baseball team.


The event was co-hosted by the Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida, Inc. and the Florida Hemophilia Association. The JNC competitions also provided a full day of golf and baseball activities facilitated by professional athletes Perry and Corey Parker. The overall aim of these competitions was to encourage general health and wellness for young people with bleeding disorders.


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