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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospitalís We Care for Kids Day offers free family fun
 
October 9, 2013
Media Contact:
Paula Jones
(615) 322-4747
paula.e.jones@vanderbilt.edu

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will host its annual We Care for Kids Day on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2-4 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, and located at Vanderbilt's Sports Club Field on Children's Way, between 25th Avenue South and Natchez Trace.

We Care for Kids Day celebrates Middle Tennessee children and the entire community that cares for them. The event will include booths full of interactive games and activities for children of all ages, and is presented by various areas of Children's Hospital and other community partners.

From pumpkin-decorating to rock climbing, educational activities will emphasize the importance of literacy, nutrition, safety, physical activity and more. Miss Tennessee, Shelby Thompson, will MC the event. A special performance stage will showcase musical acts, including Trick Pony and Farmer Jason.

Trick Pony’s original band members, Keith Burns, Ira Dean and Heidi Newfield are coming together for a special performance for the children. They will be playing a 30 minute set including the Trick Pony hits. This will be their first time performing publically since 2006.

“When the opportunity to perform for We Care for Kids Day was brought to us it felt very authentic and natural, “said lead singer Newfield. “We seemed to pick up right where we left off. It was like putting on an old pair of blue jeans that still fits just right. We’re just excited to share music for a good cause.”

In addition, the celebration will include special guest appearances by Champ (Children's Hospital's mascot) and representatives from the Nashville Sounds and the Nashville Predators. Other activities include a Musical Petting Zoo provided by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Note:  Media are welcome to attend. Please contact Paula Jones in advance or check in at the main tent for assistance as needed.

 
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