We recently shared that Garth Brooks is spending some of his “down time” working with his nonprofit organization, Teammates for Kids Foundation. Continuing with his philanthropic work between Garth Brooks World Tour stops, the legendary artist has now made quite the impact at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
Teammates for Kids Foundation strives to bring Child Life Zones, or areas designated to children experiencing long inpatient stays at hospitals, to facilities throughout the country. The Indianapolis location marks the eleventh of the organizations’ zones. In explaining these special designated areas, Garth stated:
The Child Life Zone is a place in the hospital where no doctors or needles are allowed. It’s a place where a kid gets to be a kid.
The Indianapolis Star reported that the Child Life Zone at Riley Hospital is complete with a pool table, a foosball table, an air hockey table, and a Microsoft section including an Xbox and video games. The room also gives children space to bake, do arts and crafts, and contains a recording studio for those in the Zone to broadcast to patients’ rooms. All of this was created with the mission of making children feel like they are living lives of normalcy.
On April 7th, the ribbon-cutting ceremony occurred and Garth took the time to meet with each and every child patient who lined up to see him.
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