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Ducks To Host CHOC Night This Sunday

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. 10 when the club faces the St. Louis Blues 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 a seven-year partnership between the Anaheim Ducks and CHOC Children’s. Fans attending or watching Sunday’s FOX Sports West telecast can donate to CHOC Children’s in a number of ways. By texting “CHOC” to “90999,” a $5 donation will be made to the hospital. In addition, Pepsi will make contributions on texting donations throughout the evening. Fans will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items at Section 214, including aTeemu Selanne package of autographed memorabilia and a basket of player-autographed “Choco Bears.” At Section 212, fans can purchase raffle tickets in order to win a player-autographed Anaheim Ducks-CHOC Children’s co-branded t-shirt. Pacific Dental is also recognizing CHOC Night by making a monetary donation to CHOC Children’s for every Ducks goal scored in Sunday’s contest vs. the Blues.

CHOC Children’s President of Medical Staff, David Gibbs, M.D. 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 and Honorary Duck. CHOC Children’s interstitials and 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 or by calling the CHOC Children’s Foundation at (714) 532-8690.

Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2011-2012), 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 Center 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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