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.
Funding for the room was largely provided by alumni from Delbarton High School who participated in the Frozen Flashback’s “greatest game never played.” Led by James Olsen, the group utilized proceeds from a charity hockey game played 20 years after-the-fact when a measles outbreak cancelled their actual New Jersey High School hockey championship game in 1989.
Bruce Driver and Grant Marshall of the New Jersey Devils Alumni association were on hand to sign autographs and to welcome the patients to their new Lion’s Den. The alumni had participated in several local charity hockey games run by Jerry Colagiovanni in support of the room opening.
The patients immediately dove in to the technology available in the room and they even video chatted with NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster Jiggs McDonald who welcomed them to their new space.