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NEWS | July 2, 2014

Sac Republic FC fans donate art supplies, toys to UC Davis Child Life Department

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department collected more than 600 art supplies and toy donations at the Sacramento Republic FC game on June 7 at Hughes Stadium.

Donations requested included infant rattles, lip balm, hair ties, Crayola crayons, Crayola watercolors, Crayola colored pencils, coloring books, play dough, Hot Wheels, sippy cups, fuzzy socks and glue sticks. Donation drop-off sites were at entrances into Hughes Stadium.

"Our department operates solely through generous donations from our community. We can't thank Sacramento Republic FC and its fans enough for bringing their donations for the children staying in our hospital," said Diana Sundberg, manager of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

For more information about UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, visit their web page.

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 children.ucdavis.edu.