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High Schools Team up to Benefit Patients at Sparrow Carson Hospital

Michigan Business Network
June 19, 2019 1:00 PM

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CARSON CITY, MI – The on-court skills of high school basketball players from Carson City-Crystal and Fulton have helped provide Sparrow Carson Hospital a children’s table and chairs for the waiting room of Sparrow Medical Group Pediatrics Carson City.

Girls and boys junior varsity and varsity players from the two schools teamed up in January for Battle on 57, a friendly competition-based fundraiser that raised $402 toward the purchase of the table and chairs.

“We’re so impressed by the students’ willingness to do such a generous thing for our Patients. It’s so important we ensure our young Patients are looking forward to visiting the doctor and not frightened. This a small way to build that trust – by allowing them to feel that this place is just for them,” said Shelly Weaver, Executive Director of the Carson Foundation.

2019 Battle on 57

Photo caption: (From left to right) Grant Batis and Emily Avery of Fulton High School pose with Bailey Fitzpatrick and Drew Stout of Carson City-Crystal High School with their donation of $402 toward the purchase of a children’s table and chairs for the SMG Pediatrics Carson City waiting room.

Battle on 57, named after M-57 that runs through Fulton Township and Carson City, is a day-long fundraising event. In past years, the teams raised money to buy a commercial grade rocking chair for Sparrow Carson Hospital’s Obstetric Department, an AccuVein infrared vein finder, and heated massage chairs for the Infusion and Chemotherapy Center.

For more information about the event, or to donate to the Carson Foundation, contact Shelly Weaver at 989.584.0979.


Sparrow Carson Hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network. As mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization, Sparrow includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.

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