Santa Visits Children at Shriners Hospital
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

SHREVEPORT – With Christmas around the corner, members of the Centenary baseball team along with Santa Claus visited the children of Shriners Hospital on Monday.


The baseball team spent the morning talking and taking pictures with each one of the kids. Many of the patients Santa and the Gents visited on Monday were not from the United States, as some of them have come from South America to receive treatment.  


“I’m glad I got to visit the children that call Shreveport’s Shriners Hospital home before Christmas,” said Santa Claus. “Each one of these kids is special, and I hope the baseball team and I gave them a good start to their holiday season.”


Shriners offers men and their families an opportunity to meet new friends who have similar interests. There are 191 Shrine Temples, or chapters, located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama. Informal Shrine Clubs are located around the world.


Shriners of North America have a philanthropic mission as well-- to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a world-class network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children have significantly improved the lives of more than 800,000 children.