EVENT: Columbia Fireflies baseball team and mascot will visit hospitalized children and their families.
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 30
TIME: 10-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Atrium, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Watching the Spirit Communications Park post-game fireworks from hospital room windows has become a highlight for sick and injured children and their families. When the Fireflies heard about the nightly fireworks-viewing ritual, they made plans to bring the team to visit Children’s Hospital.
Columbia Fireflies Minor League Baseball players and their mascot, Mason, will sign autographs and visit their newest fans. “We are excited that our children will get a chance to meet the Fireflies,” said Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Child Life Manager Christy Fink.
B-roll footage of children watching the fireworks from hospital room windows will be provided upon request.
About Palmetto Health Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is South Carolina’s first children's hospital and has more than 150,000 children’s visits each year. It offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the unique health care needs of children and has central South Carolina's only Children’s Emergency Center. With more than 350 professionals who work exclusively with children, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital has a team of highly skilled and trained experts unmatched by any hospital in the Midlands. Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is the place to go for children's medical care, because the best care matters.