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NBA champion Jordan Farmar to reunite with kids at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Date: 07/27/2010
Contact: Amy Albin
WHAT:
NBA champion Jordan Farmar will host his third annual reunion luncheon at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA for approximately 80 pediatric patients and their family members who participated in his Making Dreams Come True program during the past three basketball seasons. Farmar will also visit additional pediatric patients at their bedsides and deliver goodie bags.  
 
The carnival-themed event will include lunch, game booths and a build-a-stuffed animal station. A basketball court will also be set up on the outdoor terrace for kids to shoot hoops with Farmar.
 
WHEN:
Saturday, July 31
 
• 12:30 p.m.: Jordan Farmar arrives.  
• 1–2 p.m.: Farmar visits with patients at bedside, delivers goodie bags.
 
WHERE:  
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, 5th floor pediatric terrace (map)
757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. 90095
 
BACKGROUND:
Since its inception in 2007, Jordan Farmar's Making Dreams Come True program has allowed 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. Farmar, who won two NBA championship rings with the Los Angeles Lakers, will join the New Jersey Nets for the 2010–11 season.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:  
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-8672
 
PARKING:  
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