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Ducks Devote Sunday’s Game vs. Florida 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, Mar. 23 when the club faces the Florida Panthers at Honda Center (5 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 an eight-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 “90999,” and a $5 donation will be made to the hospital. Fans will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items at Section 214, including a Teemu Selanne package of autographed memorabilia and a basket of player-autographed “Choco Bears,” including special Olympian signed bears. Fans can purchase player-autographed “Choco Bears” prior to the game at The Hockey Spot and also at Section 219 along with special CHOC Night t-shirts beginning at 5 p.m.

CHOC Children’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jan Lansing will be featured on both the Ducks television and radio broadcasts, highlighting the exceptional pediatric care that CHOC Children’s provides. During the game, CHOC patients and staff will have the opportunity to be a part of in-game elements such as riding the Zamboni, Honorary Duck, Community Spotlight and Honorary puck drop. CHOC Children’s signage will also be prevalent in-game on HondaVision’s center ice 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 www.choc.org/events or by calling the CHOC Children’s Foundation at (714) 532-8690.

ABOUT CHOC CHILDREN’S
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four 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 Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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