CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- UNC Charlotte shooting survivor Drew Pescaro tossed out the ceremonial first pitch at the Charlotte Knights game Sunday night.

Pescaro says the love he's received from people in the Queen City has been a huge part of his recovery.

“It’s a day by day thing, but you know you’re not going to recover unless you speak up about it. So there’s been a big goal of mine to be very open about that,” he said.

He and the three other surviving victims Sean Dehart, Emily Houpt, and Rami Alramadhan have all been in touch since the shooting.