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High schools team up to benefit Patients at Sparrow Carson Hospital

The on-court skills of high school basketball players from Carson City-Crystal and Fulton have helped Sparrow Carson Hospital a children’s table and chairs for the waiting room of Sparrow Medical Group Pediatrics Carson City.

Girls and boys junior varsity and varsity players from the two schools teamed up in January for Battle on 57, a friendly competition-based fundraiser, that raised $402 toward the purchase of the table and chairs.

“We’re so impressed by the students’ willingness to do such a generous thing for our Patients. It’s so important we ensure our young Patients are looking forward to visiting the doctor and not frightened. This a small way to build that trust – by allowing them to feel that this place is just for them,” said Shelly Weaver, Executive Director of the Carson Foundation.

Battle on 57, named after highway M-57 that runs through Fulton Township and Carson City, is a day-long fundraising event. In past years, the teams raised money to buy a commercial grade rocking chair for Sparrow Carson Hospital’s Obstetric Department, the AccuVein infrared vein finder shared with the Infusion and Chemotherapy Center and the Emergency Department, and heated massage chairs for the Infusion and Chemotherapy Center.

For more information about the event, or to donate to the Carson Foundation, contact Shelly Weaver at 989.584.0979.


(From left to right) Grant Batis and Emily Avery of Fulton High School with Bailey Fitzpatrick and Drew Stout of Carson City-Crystal High School pose for a photo with their donation of $402 toward the purchase of a children’s table and chairs for the SMG Pediatrics Carson City waiting room.

Caregivers from SMG Pediatrics in Carson City pose with the table and chairs that were purchased using the funds raised from the 2019 Battle on 57.


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