Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 10:00am
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Salpointe Catholic High School girls softball team will visit pediatric patients at University Medical Center on Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. Dressed in their uniforms, the players will bring goodie bags, sign autographs and participate in crafts with the hospitalized children.
“Salpointe is partnering with Diamond Children’s Medical Center to ‘friend-raise’ and fund-raise through this and other planned events,” says Richelle Litteer, major gifts officer at the UMC Foundation. “We are grateful for this collaboration and inspired by these young women who are committed to make the hospital stay for our young patients more enjoyable.”
The University of Arizona, University Physicians Healthcare and University Medical Center work together to care for patients, educate medical students, train resident-physicians and conduct clinical and basic research. The UA Steele Children’s Research Center and UMC are working together to build Diamond Children’s Medical Center (www.diamondchildrens.org), now under construction and scheduled to open in 2010. Diamond Children's will be Arizona’s only pediatric inpatient medical center connected to an academic research facility – the Steele Center (www.steelecenter.arizona.edu).