Via Kyle Grand, Pacers.com
To try to spread some joy this holiday season, the Pacers paid a visit to patients at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent’s on Tuesday. Pacers coaches Nate McMillan and Dan Burke and players Glenn Robinson III and Bojan Bogdanovic were accompanied by members of the Pacemates and Boomer during their stop at the hospital.
They brought assorted gifts with them, took pictures and signed autographs and had a pizza party with the youngsters and their families.
“It’s exciting,” Victoria Alexander said. She was there along with other members of her family to support their niece who’s currently a patient. “It’s motivating for the children. When they’re excited it probably helps with the healing. We thank them for coming and sharing with the kids.”
For head coach Nate McMillan, he looks forward to days like Tuesday and just wishes the children make a full recovery.
“I’ve always enjoyed coming to the hospital to visit the kids and the families, just to try to put a smile on their face. This is such a tough time to be in the hospital, any time is, but certainly during the holiday season, and we’ve been able to get some of those kids to smile.”
“[I] just hope and pray that kids get healthy and can get home.”
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