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Stony Brook University Basketball Team Spreads Holiday Cheer around the Hallways of Pediatric Units
Team to Bring Gifts, Shoot Hoops with Kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 10:30AM  

Photo/Video Op: SBU Basketball Team Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Patients at Children’s Hospital

Media Contact:  

Stony Brook University Hospital Media Relations Office, 631-444-7880

On-site contact: Melissa Weir, 631-487-4092

Stony Brook University Basketball Team Spreads Holiday Cheer around the Hallways of Pediatric Units  

Team to Bring Gifts, Shoot Hoops with Kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

HAT:

It’s usually team spirit that the SBU Men’s Basketball team brings to the court, but in the true spirit of Christmas, there will be a different kind of spirit spreading around the hallways of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital this Monday.

The team will take a break from practice to come mingle with some of the youngest Seavolves fans in the pediatric emergency department, pediatric oncology unit, pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric acute care unit. With presents in hand, the players will shoot some hoops with the kids, take photos and sign autographs in the hopes to bring some holiday joy to these young patients; some that will spend Christmas in the hospital. 

Together with Coach Steve Pikiell, the team is excited to announce that they will donate a ‘family-4-pack’ of tickets to each home game to kids discharged from Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.  

VISUALS:

Photo opportunity of players and Coach Pikiell interacting with children, players playing ‘mini’ basketball in the Child Life play area, and more.

WHY:

Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 140 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons in 30 different specialties and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

WHEN:  Monday, December 9 at 10:30am  

WHERE:  Stony Brook Medicine Campus, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY

DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road 8.5 miles. Cross over Route 347 and make a right at South Entrance onto the Stony Brook Medicine campus; drive to the second light, and make a left into the hospital driveway and into parking lot.