NEWS | September 8, 2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey partners with UC Davis Children's Hospital for local fundraising campaign

Circus performers visit UC Davis Pediatric Outpatient Clinic to unveil circus-themed mural, sponsored by Feld Entertainment, for new pediatric dialysis clinic

As part of an all-new partnership between UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Feld Entertainment, the world’s leading producer of live family entertainment, performers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME will visit UC Davis Pediatric Outpatient Clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 10-11 a.m., to unveil a specially-designed permanent circus-themed mural for the new pediatric dialysis room where pediatric patients will spend several hours being trained on home-based peritoneal dialysis.

Circus XTREME Ringmaster David Shipman, the world-famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley plus other circus performers will be on hand for the mural unveiling and to entertain children and families visiting the outpatient clinic that morning.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is partnering with Ringling Bros. Circus for a special fundraising ticket program, with $1 from every ticket purchased (using promo code DAVIS) for select performances at Sleep Train Arena will be donated to UC Davis Children's Hospital. Feld Entertainment will donate up to $5,000 total.  Valid shows areThursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.

Photo of circus mural

The Ringling Bros. Circus mural was designed and painted by Sacramento artists Craig and Anna Nelson, Carl Nunnelly and Pam Marano.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®Presents Circus XTREME.  Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways never seen before. The show plays at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena Sept. 17-20.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit