Visiting Cook Children's Hospital

Dec 28, 2011 - Posted by Kenny Cox on December 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Updated: December 28, 2011 5:42 pm
Taking a break from the field and game preparation, players from BYU and Tulsa visited Cook Children’s Hospital to visit some young patients and their families.
 
Several children in the hospital and their families, including patients with cancer, recovering from surgeries or other illnesses were thrilled to get personal visits from the team as well as BYU’s cheerleaders and Cosmo.
 
Players had a few hours of free time and several made the trip out to the hospital to spend their time with the kids.
 
"Coming to the hospital definitely helped set focus on what is most important and what we are trying to do," tight end Austin Holt said. "It means a lot to come out here and visit these kids that are sick or recovering. You don't have many opportunities to do that so it has definitely been a cool experience."
 
The children got to spend an hour or so chatting and taking pictures with players. Most of the kids even received gifts from the players as late Christmas presents of sort, including stuffed animals, posters and backpacks.
 
A visit like this one and other service opportunities often are the highlight for players during the many activities they get to do during the bowl week.