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Mobile, Ala. (January 31, 2005)
Contact: Bob Lowry
USA Children's & Women's Hospital, (251) 415-1358

Senior Bowl Players Visit Patients at USA Children's & Women's Hospital


From left, North team members Adam Snyder of Oregon, Jamaal Brimmer of Nevada-Las Vegas and South team member Demarcus Ware of Troy share a laugh with Haley Dingman during the annual Senior Bowl players' visit to USA Children's & Women's Hospital

MOBILE – Senior Bowl football players recently set aside their helmets and showed their hearts. The players visited on Jan. 28 with young patients at the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital.

The annual hospital visit is a favorite event for the players and their young fans, most of who are unable to attend the game. Players visited with patients in the hospital's special play area known as the Treehouse, the patients' classroom known as the Class Act Room, and in some patients' rooms.

"The Senior Bowl players are always generous with their time," said Dr. Becky DeVillier, USA Children's & Women's Hospital administrator. "I think they enjoy their visits with our patients as much as our patients enjoy seeing them."

The Senior Bowl, presented by Food World, has been a strong supporter of USA Children's & Women's Hospital for many years. In addition to the annual players' visits, Senior Bowl donations have been used to purchase STARBRIGHT World, a private, interactive computer network that allows the hospital's children to interact with children hospitalized at other leading pediatric care centers across the United States.

Senior Bowl funds also helped purchase computers for children receiving treatment in the hospital's USS Hope cancer and sickle cell treatment center, and the hospital's Global Electric Motor, or GEM, cars that transport patients and families to nearby locations such as the USA Children's Park.

For more information on USA Children's & Women's Hospital, visit For more information on the Senior Bowl, visit

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