Top prospects in this year’s National Football League draft stopped by Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai on Thursday, May 8, the first day of the draft. They delighted pediatric patients with smiles, NFL goody bags, and visits to their rooms and to The Zone, a therapeutic and educational play area.
In The Zone, Jadeveon Clowney, the former University of South Carolina defensive end who was selected as the No. 1 draft pick that evening by the Houston Texans, played a spirited game of “Madden NFL 13” on Xbox with patient Michael Montalvo, 16. Others played pool, listened to music, or created art with patients.
The Zone was created by the Garth Brooks/Troy Aikman Teammates for Kids Foundation by the country music star and Hall of Fame football legend, respectively. Said Mr. Aikman in a message: “I thank the NFL and the 2014 draft prospects for brightening the kids’ day. You are all champions to me.”
For more information, visit www.mountsinai.org/kravis