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Dec. 23, 2013

This story originally appeared on the Stony Brook Newsroom website

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STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 20, 2013 – Two days before their Holiday Classic, the Stony Brook University Women’s Basketball Team stepped off the court to visit with young Seawolves fans battling cancer at Stony Brook Cancer Center.

Team spirit is what these hoopsters usually bring to the Pritchard Gymnasium, but in the true spirit of the holiday season, they brought a different kind of spirit on Thursday, December 19 during a planned visit that was set up with Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Child Life Program.

As they mingled and played with patients, the players got a chance to hand out presents and tee-shirts, shoot some hoops with the kids, and made a giant ‘Happy Holidays’ banner with the children in the playroom. The team’s efforts brought exactly what they hoped for; smiling faces and holiday joy. 

About Stony Brook Children’s Hospital:

Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 140 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons in 30 different specialties and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookchildrens.org.