Men's Basketball Makes Donation To Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
March 2, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Representatives from Stanford Men's Basketball and the 6th Man Club will present a $15,860 check to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital CEO Christopher Dawes during a first half time out of the game vs USC on Thursday, March 2, 2006. As a fundraiser for the local children's hospital, the Stanford Men's Basketball program sold almost 1600 of the special charity version 6th Man Club t-shirt.
'We are honored that we could support the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital through the financial contribution and our visits to the hospital,' commented head coach Trent Johnson. 'They are such an important resource for our community. The work they do is amazing.
'I think we were all overwhelmed by the response from our basketball fans and their generous support and by the great efforts of the 6th Man Club,' stated Johnson. 'Our goal was to sell 1,000 shirts the first year. As you can see, we more than surpassed that.'
The 6th Man shirt was designed by Stanford Basketball alum Terry Smith and was sold to men's basketball season ticket holders, at Maples Pavilion and at the Stanford Store in Tresidder Union. Coach Johnson and current Stanford players have also visited children at the Packard Hospital and provided hospitalized children tickets to each home game as a part of this program.
'A lot of students worked hard to make this successful,' said Nick Prionas, Stanford Co-terminal student and Chairman of the 6th Man Committee. 'I can't wait to see next year's great design and to see if we can break this year's shirt sales record.'
Next year's shirts will be available on the season ticket order form. Check gostanford.com for more information this summer.
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. 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 www.lpch.org. 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 www.lpfch.org.