PHOTO GALLERY: UNG Baseball Team Visits Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – The University of North Georgia baseball team recently traveled to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to deliver gifts to the facility's patients. Nighthawk players and coaches spent over an hour inside "The Zone" where they interacted with the children by playing air hockey, video games and issuing out various UNG baseball merchandise including jerseys, hats and autographed baseballs.
The dedicated play area was donated to the children's hospital by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, country music singer Garth Brooks and the Teammates for Kids Foundation.
In 1998, Egleston Children's Health Care System and Scottish Rite Medical Center came together to form Children's Healthcare of Atlanta—one of the largest pediatric systems in the country. The new system had a single priority: family-centered care. The next year, Hope and Will, our colorful boy and girl mascots came to life, representing the hopeful attitude and strong will of our patients, families and staff.
In 2006, Children's assumed responsibility for the management of services at Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital—growing the system to three hospitals and 17 neighborhood locations—all dedicated to all better.
The Department of Athletics at the University of North Georgia strives to enrich student-athletes with academic knowledge, refined athletic ability, and caring and respect for the surrounding communities.