Mammoth Donate 500 Hats to Caps for Kids Program at RMHC at P/SL!
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2011 DENVER - The Colorado Mammoth and Altitude Authentics, the team store at Pepsi Center, donated 500 hats today to the local chapter of Caps For Kids, an international non-profit organization that gives caps signed by athletes, entertainers and other notable celebrities to pediatric cancer patients. Mammoth forward John Grant Jr., transition player Nick Carlson and Head Coach Bob Hamley, as well as members of the Wild Bunch dance team, put smiles on children’s faces earlier today during the hat donation at HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL.
“It’s the ultimate thrill of being a professional athlete, being able to make a child’s day a little bit brighter,” said Grant, who leads the team in goals and assists. “I cherish every opportunity we have to make a difference in the local community.”
The Mammoth-branded hats were distributed today to current pediatric cancer patients at the hospital, while the remaining hats will be given out in the future. Kara Hellums, the Child Life Specialist at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, who also oversees the local Caps for Kids chapter, said the visit was a memorable one for the children.
“Having the players [here] was so much fun. It is always good to break up the monotony of a day in the hospital for these children and the Mammoth players, coaches and dancers went above and beyond to create a special and memorable day for our patients.”
The Mammoth and Altitude Authentics recently announced that they would donate the hats as part of the team’s initiative to ‘Lacrosse Out Cancer’.
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