FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast women’s soccer team along with the University mascot visited The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida at HealthPark on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Eagles brought party snacks and arts and crafts for the young patients.
Florida Gulf Coast University faculty and students seek to be strong community partners and role models for today’s youth. By paying a visit to the patients at The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Women’s Soccer Team seeks to strengthen this commitment. “The children of our local community are a passion of ours as we recognize the important part athletes can play being good role models and a positive influence in their lives. We seek to play an important role in helping our community’s children set obtainable goals to reach their dreams,” said FGCU Women’s Soccer Coach Jim Blankenship.
The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the community and physicians, are dedicated to developing the best, specialized pediatric care right here, close to home. The type and scope of that care will be based upon the needs of each individual family in the growing population of children and adolescents in the five counties that make up Southwest Florida.
For more information on ways you can help the patients of The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, please call The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Office at 239-985-3550.