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Mobile, Ala. (January 28, 2008)
Contact: Bob Lowry, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, (251) 415-1358

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

Colt Brennan & Patient Dannie Hua, exchange "high fives."
 
Hawaii’s Colt Brennan and patient Dannie Hua exchange “high fives” while Tennessee’s Brad Cottam looks on during the Senior Bowl players’ visit to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
 

MOBILE – Football players from the Under Armour Senior Bowl traded in their helmets for handshakes and hugs when they visited Jan. 25 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 went room-to-room visiting patients, and also visited families in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, USS Hope cancer and sickle cell treatment center, Evaluation Center and Therapy Services.

 

“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 organization has been a strong supporter of USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital for many years. In addition to the annual players’ visits, Senior Bowl support has been used to purchase Starlight 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 have also purchased computers for children receiving treatment in the USS Hope, along with special golf carts that transport patients and families throughout the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital campus, and extensive renovations to the hospital’s lobby.
 
Jeremy Thompson sizes up patient Damari Johnson while patient Lacharis Harris offers encouragement
 
Wake Forest’s Jeremy Thompson sizes up patient Damari Johnson while patient Lachris Harris, far left, offers encouragement during the Senior Bowl players’ visit to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
 
For more information on USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, visit www.southalabama.edu/usacwh. For more information on the Senior Bowl, visit www.seniorbowl.com.
 
 
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Date last changed: January 29, 2008 3:51 PM
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