Gents Baseball Brings Santa to Shriners
Friday, December 12, 2008

SHREVEPORT – For the past four years the Centenary baseball team has brought Santa Claus to Shriners Children’s Hospital for a pre-Christmas visit. This year Santa gave the kids baseball t-shirts, along with autograph baseballs and bats.


“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.