February 10, 2014 (Rochester Hills, Michigan) – The Stoney Creek High School boys varsity basketball team is committed to making a difference both on and off the court. On Thursday, February 13, they will donate Bedside Healers™ to patients at Crittenton Hospital.
Bedside Healers™ are unique and innovative stuffed animals with Velcro straps that patients can easily attach to beds, IV poles, wheelchairs, etc. Members of the team, along with coaches, will present 50 of these cuddly creatures at Crittenton Hospital on February 13.
Each year the Stoney Creek H.S. team works on a service project. According to head coach Steve Norgrove, “Basketball games come and go, but my real job as a coach is to mentor young men. In doing so, every year we work on a service project to instill an ‘attitude of gratitude’ amongst the team. This year, Bedside Healers provided us with the opportunity to provide some comfort to the children at Crittenton Hospital. I am very proud of my team.”
The basketball team is in the midst of finishing up a very successful regular season schedule with a 10-3 record and 2nd place status in their division. They play crosstown rival and divisional leader Farmington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The team will be taking time away from their busy practice and game schedule to make this donation in person at Crittenton Hospital.
Bedside Healers is a local company, founded two years ago by metro Detroit resident Jason Peach following his father’s extended hospital stay. Since then, Bedside Healers has donated nearly 1,500 of these stuffed animals to hospitals throughout the country. The company is also host to an online site, The Community, where people who are sick, have been sick, or are taking care of sick people, can come together to communicate and support each other. It is the company’s next step in its mission to “always be there.”
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For more information about Bedside Healers, please visit the web site at www.bedsidehealers.com or contact Jason Peach at (855)5-Healer.