DANVILLE – Trick-or-treating with the Bucknell University men’s basketball team. That chance was given to patients at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Friday. Six players and five coaches from Bucknell men’s basketball teamed up with hospital nurses to form the 30th annual trick-or-treat parade. Each of the hospital’s three floors held their own parade of patients dressed up in many different costumes…and even the nurses dressed up.
Bucknell sophomore point guard Steven Brown says this was his first year participating, “I think that’s a great thing that the hospital is doing, especially for the kids, keeping them involved during the holidays, making them happy. It’s a good time to see kids smile and just give something to them that sometimes that we don’t see often.”
First year head coach Nathan Davis says he participated in this event 10 years ago as an assistant coach and is glad to be back helping out a great cause, “This is the best thing you can do on a yearly basis. To be able to come into a situation where you know the kids are having a hard time and be able to just for 5-10 minutes to make them smile and make them happy and give them something to remember for the rest of the year.”
This is the 23rd year Bucknell has participated in the event. You can find video of the event online at wkok.com. (Matt Catrillo)