Cadets from CHP Academy Volunteer to Make a Difference at Shriners Hospitals for Children

CHP Cadets volunteer at Shriners

On Saturday, September 5, there will be lots to smile about at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, thanks to the California Highway Patrol Academy.

Cadets from the CHP Academy have chosen the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento for their class community service project.  The 68 cadets will begin their day at 8 a.m. After a class roll call and brief hospital introduction, they will break into teams and go to work in and around the hospital. The cadets will spruce up the landscaping, power wash the parking garage, wash windows, clean stairwells and more.

They will conclude their morning chores with a patient car wash in front of the hospital. The cadets will deliver the clean cars to the kids when they arrive in the hospital’s central activity area for a pizza party, songs, dance and games.  The medical team at Shriners Hospitals believes that involvement in recreational activities provides all children – including those who are physically challenged – with an opportunity to improve the quality of their life. Through recreational activities, children learn about fair play, develop cooperative behavior, and discover the self-satisfaction that comes from striving to achieve a goal.

The cadets participating in the community service day at Shriners spend months in rigorous training at the CHP Academy, the organization that prepares men and women to become officers in the California Highway Patrol.

CHP Cadets volunteer at Shriners

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call 916-453-2000.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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