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Ducks Devote Sunday’s Game vs. Dallas to Raising Funds for Choc Children’s

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks will raise funds and awareness for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) by hosting CHOC Night this Sunday, Apr. 3 when the club faces the Dallas Stars at Honda Center (6 p.m.). Ducks fans are invited to participate in CHOC Night in a variety of ways, including a silent auction with Ducks memorabilia and a ‘text to donate’ campaign.

Sunday’s CHOC Night celebrates a ten-year partnership between the Anaheim Ducks and CHOC Children’s. Fans attending or watching Sunday’s PRIME TICKET telecast can donate to CHOC Children’s in a number of ways. Text “CHOC” to “71777,” and a specified donation will be made to the hospital. Fans will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items at Section 214, including team memorabilia and signed bear baskets. Fans can purchase limited edition Choco bears wearing player-autographed mini Ducks jerseys prior to the game at the South Entrance (located between the Anaheim Ducks Team Store and Standing O restaurant) along with special CHOC Night T-shirts beginning at 4 p.m.

CHOC Children’s Chief Psychologist, Heather Huszti, Ph.D., will be featured on both the Ducks television and radio broadcasts, highlighting CHOC's and other Orange County leaders' commitment to creating an innovative mental health system of care. This includes building an inpatient mental health center at CHOC that will provide a safe, nurturing place for children ages 3 to 18, and specialty programming for children younger than 12.

During the game, CHOC patients and physicians will have the opportunity to be a part of in-game elements such as riding the Zamboni, Honorary Duck, and honorary puck drop. CHOC Children’s signage will also be prevalent in-game on the center-hung scoreboard screens, as well as on StadiumVision screens throughout the concourses on all three Honda Center levels.

Discounted tickets to Sunday’s game can be purchased online at http://www.choc.org/events/choc-night-at-honda-center/

ABOUT CHOC CHILDREN’S
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2015-2016) and a 2015 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.

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