LANSING, Mich. – Several Michigan State student-athletes volunteered their time on Friday evening at the Sparrow Children’s Center Day of Miracles, which was held at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
Student-athletes met with patients, took pictures and signed autographs, and handed out medals. The group also participated in the telethon from the 9-10 p.m. hour on WILX Ch. 10 and presented the Sparrow Children’s Center with a $2,717.50 check from Michigan State Athletics.
“It’s nice to be here and get to see the kids all dressed up and excited,” said Megan Fenton, a senior on the field hockey team. “It’s a really great event. We’re happy that we get to be here and get to interact with the kids and their families. It definitely means a lot to us as student-athletes to be here today.”
“It was fun,” said sophomore wide Trishton Jackson. “I got to be here with my teammates and some of the other Michigan State teams. It was fun to be with the kids to make sure they were having fun too.”
In the past 29 years, more than $21 million has been raised to help the 54,000 children struggling with illness and injury who visit Sparrow's Children's Center each year. All of the donations made during the Day of Miracles, which totaled $848,935, will stay at Sparrow, benefitting the sick and injured children in the mid-Michigan community. These gifts help build and strengthen the programs and facilities that give the young patients the best care possible.