Texas Rangers Pitcher Derek Holland Makes A Difference

Derek Holland displays his $10,000 gift to Children’s alongside hospital representatives and patients from the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland played with Children’s patients and presented a $10,000 check to Children’s representatives.

The patient interaction and gift presentation were part of the festivities surrounding Holland being named the 2013 winner of the Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award, which is presented annually to a member of the Rangers organization who has made a significant impact in the community. Holland also gave $10,000 to Cook Children’s Health Care System.

“I am very proud to be able to make these contributions to Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth,” Holland said.

The health of children is an important issue to me and I am happy to help these two great health-care facilities that make such a difference in the lives of young people.”

Children’s will use the donation to purchase iPads that will be used by the facility’s Child Life specialists and volunteers with patients in the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The iPads will be equipped with age-appropriate games, art and interactive videos for use of the patients, many of whom must remain in isolation and are unable to join in group activities.


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