Ready to have fun playing kickball with your favorite people – while bringing joy to lives of kids who are in the hospital?

Join us at Kickball for Kids!

Saturday, August 11

1:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

Central Park-Victoria Ballfields, Roseville, Minnesota

Being in the hospital is never fun – but for kids, it’s an especially scary time.

You can help bring joy and creativity to the lives of kids who are experiencing a health crisis, and give them and their families a break from the stress, fear, and boredom that can come along with being in the hospital.

Full details on prizes, team fundraising, and more can be found here.

Learn more about kickball and read the rules here.

Here is what your gift will support:

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COMPAS Teaching Artists work with kids at Children’s Minnesota in Saint Paul and Minneapolis to help them learn and create, even when they are sick. Artists go to the hospital to lead small group classes in painting, mosaic making, writing poetry, and other art forms. Kids who are too sick to leave their room get a bedside visit from a COMPAS Teaching Artist who works with them one on one to create something special.

And that’s not all – kids get to dance along with African drums, or be transported by the music of Hawai’i when COMPAS Teaching Artists perform music, dance, and more in Children’s STAR Studio. Kids and their families can come by in person or watch the fun via closed-circuit TV station in their rooms.

Each year more than 4,000 kids who are hospitalized at Children’s Minnesota hospitals get to leave the day-to-day worry, pain and boredom behind when they spend time creating and learning with a COMPAS Teaching Artist. And the best part – thanks to generous support from people like you, these programs are provided at no cost to patients and their families.

My favorite is when the artists come to our room and visit. The artists are so cool and it’s fun to meet someone who does art professionally. I like that they spend time with us and help us create really neat art pieces.

Please thank all the people who make this happen for me. It makes a big difference.
— Jessica, Children’s Minnesota Patient