On July 10, CHOC Children’s had the privilege of hosting approximately 50 members of the Major League Baseball (MLB) organization, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Angels baseball for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of a “Starlight Fun Center” donation to CHOC. The event was held during the exciting 2010 All-Star Game week. The big game, of course, was held at nearby Angels Stadium of Anaheim.
Patients mingled with future MLB players including Mike Trout, Luis Jimenez and Zack Britton, made crafts and played with the Starlight Fun Center. The Angels Strike Force girls and various team mascots joined in on the fun. CHOC is incredibly grateful for the mobile entertainment unit containing a gaming system, DVD player and flat screen that will provide countless hours of fun for our patients.
A child’s need to play is more than just fun and games. Through play, children learn about the world, expand their minds and stimulate their imagination. The Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment system helps us create a happy and positive patient experience. As a distraction tool, it will help patients forget about their pain through fun play at bed side, before surgery or when in isolation rooms.
We thank the MLB, Angels baseball and Starlight Children’s Foundation for making such a generous and beneficial donation to CHOC Children’s!