Hope is defined as a confident yet uncertain expectation of achieving a better future which, to that person, is realistically possible and personally significant. Hope is extremely important to a patients quality of life and sense of well-being. It helps them acknowledge their situation. It helps them cope with adversity. It helps them to keep pushing forward. Our goal is to help each and every patient find their hope.
Support Our Cause
Playing 4 Hope relies heavily on the help of our community. We ask that those individuals and businesses with values that align with our mission please consider supporting our organization. They can do so in various ways, including but not limited to: a sponsorship, a donation, volunteer work or simply spreading our name and mission. We truly appreciate all of our donors and are continuing to find new ways to show our gratitude.
During every interaction, both the child and the player are given a Playing 4 Hope wristband. The wristband is perhaps one of the most important parts of the visit as it symbolizes a special bond between the two. It is a constant reminder to the patient that their player has dedicated their game, and their fight, to them and is competing on their behalf.
Part of our mission is to provide children with the means to watch and experience sporting events in a fun and loving environment when they are unable to attend the event due to disability, illness or disease. Tailgates are how our organization brings such an environment to the patient. A portion of the proceeds we raise go into these watch parties for every child and their family on the pediatric floor at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital.
To learn more please visit the How It Works page.