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Stingrays Bring Holiday Cheer to MUSC Children’s Hospital

12/14/2011 12:31 PM -

North Charleston, SCThe South Carolina Stingrays players, staff and booster association brought holiday cheer to the children of MUSC Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 13 in the Child Life Atrium. Stingrays players and staff played games and shared laughs with the children and the SC Stingrays Booster Association donated new movies, games and more.

“It’s important to not only the players, but the organization as a whole,” said Stingrays Head Coach Spencer Carbery. “If a player can put a smile on a kid’s face that is going through a tough time, it is all worth it.”

The players and staff played video games, air hockey, pool, painted holiday ornaments, made music and shared toys with the children.

“It’s awesome,” said Stingrays forward and team captain Matt Scherer. “People think of hockey players as being the tough guys, but no one is tougher than the kids here at the Atrium.”

The Stingrays Booster Association presented MUSC Children’s hospital with movies, coloring books, board games, a new Nintendo DS system and video games donated by Stingrays fans and booster club members.

“It means the world to the boosters to be able to do this with the team,” said SC Stingrays Booster Association President, Nancy Sullivan. “It is always such and honor to be a part of this great event.”

The Stingrays return to the North Charleston Coliseum Friday, December 16 against the Gladiators at 7:05 p.m. for Toys for Tots presented by Count on News 2. Unwrapped toy donations will be accepted at the Stingrays Customer Service table behind section 110. Albert the Juggler will be performing during Friday’s contest and Santa Claus will make special appearances all weekend (December 16, 17 and 18)!

The Stingrays and Chase After A Cure are teaming up to fight neuroblastoma on Saturday, December 17 against the Gladiators at the North Charleston Coliseum. Chase After a Cure Night tickets are available for $15 with a portion of the proceeds going back to fight neuroblastoma. Visit the Chase After A Cure website, or click here for more information and to order tickets. Saturday is also Sing for Santa Night and free parking!

The Stingrays host the Greenville Road Warriors at the North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m. on Kid’s Day. All kid’s tickets are $5! Meet Blue from Blue’s Clues, play in real snow outside the new Montague Terrace during Snow Day presented by Yard Icing and stay after the game for postgame autographs with the entire team!

Save up to $310 off of box office prices with a Stingrays Ticket Package! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 for more information. Become a “Fan” of the Stingrays on Facebook at and join the conversation on Twitter at Stingrays Hockey – Hard-Hitting Family Fun!

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