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Texas Children’s was well represented this month at the Periwinkle Foundation Kickball Classic, an event that raises money for an organization that provides healing programs and camps to children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Employees from across the hospital organized 23 of the 36 teams that participated in the November 8 event at the Houston Sportsplex. Kicks R 4 Kids, the team that represented Texas Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Radiology Department, took home the second-place title.
First place went to Lamar Squad, a team representing Lamar High School, and third place went to Kick Ballers, a team representing Bellaire High School.
More than 700 people turned out to watch the tournament, which raised $32,000 for the Periwinkle Foundation’s inaugural Kickball Classic.
The Kickball Classic involves teams of at least 10 people rallying together to raise funds while kicking to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. Each team is guaranteed three games in the round robin tournament and individuals are welcome to attend as well.
For more information about the Periwinkle Foundation, visit the organization’s website at periwinklefoundation.org.