Why "Hope"

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 and cope with adversity. Our goal is to provide an outlet of hope to every patient.

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.

To learn more please visit the Get Involved and Donate pages.

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The Wristband

During every visit, 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 that the athlete has dedicated their game, and their fight, to the patient. 

The Tailgate 

Part of our mission is to provide children with the means to watch and experience sporting events in a fun and uplifting environment. Tailgates are how our organization brings such an environment to the patient. A portion of the proceeds we raise goes to providing food and games for every patient and family on the pediatric floor at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital.

To learn more please visit the How It Works page.

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