The Town of New Castle honored IronKid Casey Taub by renaming a sports field after him.
Casey was a soccer player who lost a three-year battle against a pediatric brain tumor in 2017. He was 17 years old.
Taub was a student at Horace Greeley High School. He had been playing soccer since he was a child, and his loss was deeply felt by the New Castle soccer community.
David Schreiber, a childhood friend of Casey, helped raise the funds for the large sign outside the field.
Casey’s father Jonathan Taub said, “For generations to come kids will come up here and they will read the plaque and their parents will read the plaque. Kids will ask ‘Where’s the game?’ and they will say ‘It’s at Casey Taub Field.’ Forever people will say Casey Taub. His presence and his name will be with us for generations to come. That is my hope.”
After Casey’s death, Taub began working with IronMatt, raising funds to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors and help families of children fighting this disease. He hosts the #TaubStrong fundraiser each year.