October 26, 2016
The Advocator Group was delighted to donate over 75 pieces of baseball gear, including caps, gloves, and baseballs to Boston Children’s Hospital last month. Child Life Services will give the baseball gear to children of various ages as gifts on their birthdays, or during particularly difficult times during their treatment.
The gear was purchased after an annual company event that took place in September. The donation was inspired by the event’s theme of “sowing seeds” and the keynote speaker, Dick Hoyt.
Hoyt shared the powerful story of how he and his family sowed seeds in their own lives by helping Dick’s son, Rick—a spastic quadriplegic—pursue his passion for sports. For nearly 40 years Dick has pushed, pulled, and carried Rick through marathons, triathlons, and various other sporting events, all to show his son that his disability doesn’t have to hinder him. Their efforts inspired many athletes and friends in Boston to form “Team Hoyt” to show support to and run alongside the father and son, and Team Hoyt now has chapters all over the world.
Teammates at The Advocator Group, many of whom have children of their own, were deeply moved by Mr. Hoyt’s words. This made donating gifts to sick children for the purpose of simply brightening their day or making a birthday spent in the hospital seem a bit brighter even more powerful.
The Child Life Services team at Boston Children’s Hospital pours tremendous resources into helping children and families get through difficult times with as much joy and as little stress as possible. Click here to read our press release about the donation to learn more about the meaningful work done by the Child Life Services team and how you can get involved!
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