We are lucky to have the University of Missouri as a partner of our organization. Every week, a Mizzou athlete visits a child at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital. During the visit, the athlete spends time bonding with and getting to know the child. They also deliver a gift basket which is generously provided by our sponsors. Gift baskets are filled with various games, gifts, and gear. Prior to the visit, athletes typically send a personalized video of strength and encouragement to the child. Finally, Playing 4 Hope provides matching wristbands to both the child and athlete. The wristband symbolizes a special bond between the two and reminds the child that the athlete is dedicating their game or meet to them.
We hold various fundraisers throughout the year. Every dollar raised goes back to the children we serve. When applicable, fundraiser information will be posted on all social media accounts and our fundraising page.
Before every football home game, we set up a tailgate in the waiting room of the hospital. The tailgate consists of food, beverages, and games and is available for anyone on the pediatric floor. This includes patients, their families, and staff.
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A small act with a large outcome. Please share our stories and posts on your personal page. If you cannot donate there is the chance your friends will be able. Please use the hashtag #playing4hope to spread the word about all the work that we do!
Every dollar is important to us. While we appreciate monetary donations, we also accept in-kind and food donations. These items will be used during fundraising events or tailgates, respectively.