The Central Pennsylvania Kings are leaders on the court as well as off. The men’s professional basketball team is made up of players looking for an opportunity to play pro, get overseas, play local pro basketball, or just be a local hero to kids. The games are played at the Camp Curtin YMCA.
On October 9, the Kings will be volunteering at Caitlin’s Smiles from noon til 1:30 pm to pack craft kits and Bags of Smiles for children in area hospitals. Caitlin’s Smiles is a non-profit organization based in Harrisburg that donates arts and crafts kits to children in area hospitals, specialty clinics and Emergency Departments. Powered by the passion of volunteers, Caitlin’s Smiles reaches children in hospitals throughout the area.
Caitlin’s Smiles was founded by Caitlin’s mom, Cheryl Hornung. Cheryl started this charity after Caitlin passed away from a malignant brain tumor when she was seven years old. In the seventeen years of its existence, Caitlin’s Smiles has reached more than 2.1 million children with donations of arts, crafts and toys.
With the help of the Central Pennsylvania Kings, Caitlin’s Smiles will be able to reach even more children. More fun activities to spread smiles to the faces of children in hospitals include coloring book collections at the games and a card making station where fans at halftime can make a card for a child in the hospital. Fans participating in these activities will get a raffle ticket to win autographed Central Pennsylvania Kings memorabilia.
For more information about Caitlin’s Smiles, click this link.