Ducks Spread Holiday Cheer at Stony Brook Children’s

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It’s become an annual tradition for the Long Island Ducks, and on Tuesday, the team trekked through the snow to Stony Brook University Medical Center to help put smiles on the faces of children spending the holiday season in the hospital. Members of the Duck Street Team joined QuackerJack and co-owner/coach Bud Harrelson at the hospital’s pediatric unit to drop off toys that were donated by Ducks fans over the past 10 days.

Also in attendance were The Wiseman and Frank from B-103’s morning show to help add in the enjoyment. An overwhelming feeling of goodwill, happiness and excitement always seems to fill those who take part, from the members of the Ducks to the parents of the children and the kids themselves.

Here are some pictures from today’s visit:

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Tuesday’s visit is not the only one the Ducks will be making this holiday season though. On Wednesday, the Ducks Street Team will be heading to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and North Shore LIJ/Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Manager Kevin Baez will be joining those visits as well, and staff members from PC Richard and Son will stop by Good Samaritan Hospital to distribute Beats headphones and speakers to children in the hospitals.

Be sure to check back later in the week, as we will post more photos and some video from the hospital visits on Tuesday and Wednesday. All toy donations that are not distributed at these hospital visits will be donated to “Christmas Magic,” a non-profit that has been providing less fortunate children in our area the opportunity to celebrate the magic of Christmas for 29 years. The Ducks thank all of those that donated gifts during the Toy Drive, and the children and parents that received those gifts also asked us to pass along their appreciation for thinking of them and keeping them in your hearts at this time of year.

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Posted on December 17, 2013, in Feature Articles and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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