NBA champion Jordan Farmar to reunite with kids at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
July 27, 2010
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NBA champion Jordan Farmar will host his third annual reunion luncheon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital 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.
Saturday, July 31
• 12:30 p.m.: Jordan Farmar arrives.
• 1–2 p.m.: Farmar visits with patients at bedside, delivers goodie bags.
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, 5th floor pediatric terrace (map)
757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. 90095
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.
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-8672
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