The pouring rain, lightning, and thunder did not deter eight boys and their families from an action packed evening at the Richmond Coliseum watching the Richmond Raiders.
As participants of the Center for Craniofacial Care ofChildren’s Hospital of Richmond, the first Boys Night Out was all about professional indoor football, fun and food.
It was a first on many levels. It was an opportunity to watch a professional indoor football game for the first time. The boys were treated to accessible premier seating in a Coliseum Skybox (another first!), and were able to meet some of the players before the game, with lots of photos and autographed posters. Corndogs, fries, pizza and popcorn kept everyone happy during the game. The boys received caps and Raiders T-shirts, and after the game had the chance to head down to the field for more autographs and mingling with the players.
It was also a first opportunity for many of the boys to meet other boys with craniofacial and facial differences in a social situation. The experience helped the boys identify with their peers as a group. Friendship and “high fives” filled the night.
The night was made possible through a grant from the Medical College of Virginia Hospital Auxiliary along with the generosity of Synthes, The Frazier family (owners of the Richmond Raiders) and RMC Events. Another Boys Night Out is planned for Winter 2011.
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