Members from UA Men’s Basketball Team to Deliver ‘SHINE ON Tucson’ Jars and Toys to Children at Diamond Children’s

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
Members from the University of Arizona men’s basketball team will visit pediatric patients at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s on Friday, April 12, 2 p.m., and distribute toys and jars full of goodies assembled by volunteers of SHINE ON Tucson.
 
“Our patients love being visited by members from the UA athletic teams,” says Sarena Rogers, a Diamond Children’s child life specialist. “These visits and the gifts from SHINE ONTucson, lift the spirits of our patients, which is so important to the healing process.”  
 
“These jars are hugs from the community – we want the children and families to know they are not alone, and that members of the Tucson community are thinking about them and giving them something unexpected to smile about,” says Janey Russell, founder of SHINE ON Tucson.
 
SHINE ONTucson partners with UA student-athletes to visit patients and distribute jars on a monthly basis.