CHOC Children’s has been lucky to have a longstanding relationship with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
We’ll celebrate this partnership at CHOC Night at Angel Stadium on Sept. 20 – and you can you can join in! Purchase discounted tickets and enjoy pregame festivities featuring CHOC patients, physicians and yours truly.
The CHOC-Angels partnership goes back to the hospital’s early days. In fact, CHOC played a special role in the first game ever played at Angel Stadium in Anaheim after its April 1966 opening.
CHOC’s first patient, Ken Spicer, was invited at age 15 to break in the brand-new pitcher’s mound and throw the first ball.
In this touching video, Ken recalls the special experience.
Summer is here, and this season isn’t complete without a little baseball. After all, the sport is considered America’s pastime!
And did you know there’s a way to support your favorite baseball team and CHOC Children’s tiniest patients at the same time?
A campaign underway at CHOC allows fans to pledge a hospital donation for every game won by their favorite baseball team – or even make a one-time donation. All money raised supports CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which cares for the smallest and youngest of its patients.
The campaign was devised by a former sports columnist at the Orange County Register, who earlier this year proposed that his readers rally behind their favorite team and their favorite cause simultaneously.
Learn more about how you can cheer on your favorite team and help CHOC doctors, nurses and staff go to bat for their patients at www.choc.org/angels.