Stanford Men's Basketball Teams With Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Sept. 26, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford Men's Basketball and its '6th Man' student fan club are proud to announce a partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital that will benefit the care of children at the hospital through t-shirt sales. Stanford team members and former Stanford standouts, including current NBA stars, joined hospital officials for an unveiling of the 2005-06 6th Man Club shirts on Friday, September 23rd at 3 p.m. A visit with patients at the Hospital was planned at that time. This community service collaboration is part of the 6th Man Club's effort to continue to be the national leader for student fan clubs.

For the first time, the club will sell special 6th Man Club shirts to the general public.Half of proceeds from shirt sales will go directly to the Lucile Packard Children's Fund, which supports services that help make the hospital experience child and family friendly, groundbreaking research into new treatments for childhood diseases, and care for local children who are uninsured or whose families cannot afford to fully pay for services. In 2004 alone, Packard provided $65 million in unreimbursed health care to children in the community.

'I'm excited about our new partnership with Packard Children's Hospital,' said Stanford head coach Trent Johnson. 'It is important for all of us at Stanford Basketball to support our local community. I hope others join us in this effort by purchasing one of these great 6th Man shirts.'Current players Chris Hernandez, Dan Grunfeld, Fred Washington and Peter Prowitt, along with former Stanford standouts and current NBA stars, will participate in the joint announcement with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital CEO Chris Dawes.

'We're extremely grateful for the support of the Men's basketball program,' said Sarah Collins, director of the Children's Fund at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. 'Their generosity will help the Hospital meet its most pressing needs each year by supporting programs that are not covered by insurance.'

Shirts may be purchased online at or at the Stanford Store in Tresidder Union.

About Stanford Men's Basketball and the 6th Man Club
The Stanford men's basketball team is committed to an active community outreach program that involves coaches, players and staff. With a school record 11 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances heading into the 2005-06 season, Stanford basketball is among the nation's elite programs. The 6th Man Club, a student club supporting the team, is in its 13th year of existence with around 2,000 members. They are recognized nationally as one of the most dedicated student fans groups.

About Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Ranked as one of the nation's top ten hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a 264-bed hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. Providing pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services and associated with Stanford School of Medicine, LPCH offers patients locally, regionally and nationally the full range of health-care programs and services - from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information about LPCH, visit The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health is the direct fundraiser for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the pediatric medical and surgical programs of Stanford University School of Medicine. For more information about the Foundation, visit

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