Bonds pledges support for children's hospital

Bonds pledges support for children's hospital
February 8, 2013, 4:45 pm
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Barry Bonds' three-year grant through his Barry Bonds Family Foundation will go towards staffing and services at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

In 2007 Barry Bonds surpassed Hank Aaron to set a new Major League Baseball home run record. Less known is the fact that in the same year, the home-run king  also donated $250,000 for renovations in UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

More recently, Bonds offered a three-year grant through his Barry Bonds Family Foundation in continuing support of the hospital's efforts to help its pediatric patients.

“This is a special place full of special people, and I am honored to have been a witness to the extraordinary dedication put forth every day by the staff, doctors and nurses,” said Bonds. “I am simply blessed to have the opportunity through my family foundation, to be able to provide monetary and moral support towards the hospital's efforts to make a child's stay a little more comfortable.”

Bonds' new grant will go towards the staffing and services in the hospital's playroom, which is stocked with books, toys, puzzles and also has a full-time service dog for the children to play with.

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