Honorary Captain of the Game Program, presented UR Medicine Golisano Children's Hospital
The Rochester Americans and UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital have partnered for the last two years for the Honorary Captain of the Game program.
“The measurement of a true, thriving community is reflected by how we care for our community members most at risk,” said Dr. Patrick Brophy, Pediatrician-in-Chief at UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital. “Our strong and excellent sports teams have long contributed to improving the lives of children with health-related issues. We welcome and humbly look forward to bringing back the kids’ honorary captain relationship with the Rochester Americans hockey team.”
The program offers the unique opportunity of a lifetime for one child to take the ice with the Amerks and stand alongside the starting lineup during the playing of the national anthem prior to puck-drop. Each participant will also have the chance to watch pre-game warm-ups from either the team bench or penalty box, enjoy the game with family from the comfort of a luxury suite and will be treated to a special meet and greet with Amerks Hall of Famer Jody Gage and select players following the game. In addition, participants will be outfitted with their very own custom Amerks jersey as well as other team merchandise.
As part of the partnership, each Honorary Captain will be chosen by UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital and will be contacted by a UR Medicine representative once selections have been made.
About UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital
The Finger Lakes region’s only children’s hospital, UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital serves 85,000 children and their families each year.