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L.A. Laker Jordan Farmar to visit kids at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Lakers player Jordan Farmar playing basketball with a pediatric patient
Lakers player Jordan Farmar playing basketball with a pediatric patient
Date: 07/15/2009
Contact: Amy Albin ()
Phone: (310) 794-8672

Event includes reunion with patients from Farmar's 'Dreams' program

 
WHAT:
Los Angeles Lakers player Jordan Farmar will host his second annual reunion luncheon at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA for approximately 30 pediatric patients and family members who participated in his Making Dreams Come True program during the past two NBA seasons. Farmar will also visit additional pediatric patients at their bedsides and deliver goodie bags.
 
The Making Dreams Come True program allows patients and family members to attend a Lakers game and participate in a meet-and-greet with Farmar and other players after the game. A former UCLA basketball star, Farmar established the nonprofit Jordan Farmar Foundation to support charitable programs that build values, develop character, create opportunities and promote positive attitudes, with an emphasis on youth sports programs in Southern California. The UCLA Health is the "official health system of the Los Angeles Lakers."
 
WHEN:
Thursday, July 23 
  • 2 p.m.: Farmar hosts reunion luncheon with pediatric patients and their families.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Farmar visits with patients at bedside, delivers goodie bags. 
WHERE:
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, 5th floor pediatric terrace
757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. 90095 (UCLA campus)
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-8672
 
PARKING:
Please call media contact to arrange parking.

Lakers player Jordan Farmar visited with pediatric patients and played a little B-Ball (2008)
Jordan Farmar playing basketball with a pediatric patient   Jordan Farmar playing basketball with pediatric patients

Jordan Farmar visits with pediatric patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Jordan Farmar signing a basketball