NEWARK — NJ Nets starting guard Anthony Morrow visited Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) to distribute Christmas toys to hospitalized children and children in the Pediatric Emergency Department, on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
Morrow said, “I believe it is important to give back, this is just a small way for me to say thank you for what people have given to me. This is a special time of year, I just wanted to share the spirit of the holiday with kids who could be hospitalized on Christmas Day or who are hospitalized during December.”
Morrow distributed teddy bears, tee shirts, rubber basketball games, hand games and more to more than 50 children. He also visited the Pediatric Emergency Room where he visited with children and parents.
“Thanks to Anthony for partnering with The Beth to share the spirit of Christmas with patients,” said Dr. John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, Executive Director of NBIMC & CHoNJ.
“The children, some of whom recognized him, were thrilled to be visited by a member of the NJ Nets,” said Anne Reilly, Director of Child Life for the CHoNJ. “Mr. Morrow bought enough toys for children who will also be hospitalized on Christmas.”
In addition to thanking Morrow, the Children’s Hospital also thanked, “Gimme That Global,” and Anthony Morrow Charities for the contribution of toys this holiday season.
Morrow joined the Nets in 2010 from the Golden State Warriors.
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