Lion's Den

  • CT Children’s Med. Center is Family Affair

    FOX61 – Hartford, May 23, 2017 - Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Lion’s Den playroom Tuesday as patients were already enjoying the activities inside. In a hospital that can sometimes house sadness and pain, the new playroom offers a lot of brightness and a burst of color. "It was amazing because it has so much color in it,” said Connor Albert, a 10-year-old cancer patient who saw the room for the first time Tuesday. "When I’m feeling a little nauseous, it helps because then it takes my mind off of it,” Albert said. FOX61 caught up with Albert while he was playing video games inside the playroom with Kavon Perry-Little, a 17-year-old patient fighting a blood disorder. "I saw all the games and I was like, I told myself, 'At least it’s not going to be boring in here anymore,'" said Perry-Little about his first visit to the Lion’s Den.
    $230,200.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital is “Classic”

    In conjunction with the 2017 Bridgestone Winter Classic Game, the National Hockey League partnered with the Companions in Courage Foundation to leave a special legacy gift to the pediatric patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Pat LaFontaine was joined by Blues legend Brett Hull and current Blues players Alex Pietrangelo and Robert Bortuzzi to open the Lion’s Den Room on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. This marks the 7th time that the NHL has collaborated with the CiC Foundation around one of their signature events to leave a legacy gift in their host city.
    $209,475.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • Hackensack University Medical Center – Joseph Sanzari Children’s

    The HackensackUMC Foundation was proud to officially open the “Lion’s Den” at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital on Monday, June 22, 2015. This interactive playroom was made possible by a donation from the Sohn Conference Foundation. Through the use of innovative communications tools, these playrooms allow patients to be connected with family, friends and even celebrities during their hospital stay.
    $216,390.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • George Ross ‘lionizes’ Cohen Children’s

    The 17th Lion’s Den Room was opened at Cohen Children's Medical Center at North Shore LIJ on Long Island on Friday, April 12, 2013. The room was donated by Billie & George Ross and their family. Members of the New York Islanders Alumni joined Pat LaFontaine for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
    $235,551.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • Sohn Conference gives room to Mount Sinai

    The CiC Foundation opened their latest Lion’s Den Room at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai in New York City on September 13, 2012. The room was primarily funded by donations from the Ira Sohn Foundation. The room features 3 computer stations, 3 Xbox gaming stations, and a large screen TV to watch movies.
    $167,100.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • New Jersey’s 1st Lion’s Den Opens at Goryeb

    The CiC Foundation opened the first Lion’s Den Room in New Jersey at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ on June 21, 2012. The room features 4 computer stations, 3 Xbox gaming stations, a large screen TV to watch movies and a semi-private video conference pod.
    $210,310.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • Lion’s Den at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa

    In conjunction with the 2012 NHL All Star Game in Ottawa, the CiC Foundation opened a Lion's Den Room at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The group also provided a mobile XBox Kiosk and large screen TV to Roger's House, an 8-bed hospice center that adjoins the hospital. Presenting sponsors included the NHL Foundation, the Ottawa Senators Foundation and Cisco Systems.
    $218,530.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital

    The second Lion's Den based in a Canadian hospital was opened at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary in October 2011. The room was built in conjunction with the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic. The first Lion's Den based in a Canadian hospital opened in 2009 at CHU Sainte Justine in Montreal.
    $244,437.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

    An 'NHL Legacy Classroom' Lion's Den opened at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in August 2011. The room was built in conjunction with the 2011 NHL Winter Classic.
    $163,885.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal
  • NHL Legacy Classroom in North Carolina

    The inaugural 'NHL Legacy Classroom' Lion's Den opened at North Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill on January 28, 2011, in conjunction with the 2011 NHL All Star Game.
    $225,000.00 donated of $250,000.00 goal