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Athletes for Hope Athletes Help to Distribute 20,000 Brave Gowns

Athletes for Hope Athletes Help to Distribute 20,000 Brave Gowns

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation – an organization whose mission is to bring joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families. Hospital gowns can be a scary and uncomfortable experience for kids. The Starlight Brave Gowns program replaces uncomfortable hospital garments with high-quality, comfortable and brightly colored gowns. The gowns transform children into astronauts, princesses, cowboys, and other characters so they can have fun and enjoy being kids.

Athletes for Hope is teaming up with Starlight to distribute 100,000 Starlight Brave Gowns to hospitals across the U.S. Our first official Brave Gowns campaign launched on July 17th and our connections have not gone unnoticed as millions of people have seen news coverage of the campaign. A few highlights include:

    • Jake Butt and Dymonte Thomas of the Denver Broncos and Professional Soccer player Jordan Angeli visited Denver Health (CO)
    • Alex Carlson, Jamie Sinclair, and Monica Walker of the USA Curling team visited Children’s Hospital of Minnesota (MN)
    • Stevie Tu’ikolovatu of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (FL)
    • Brett Nicholas and Drew Robinson of the Texas Rangers and Professional Soccer player Melissa Henderson visited Cook Children’s Hospital (TX)
    • Seattle Reign FC visited Valley Memorial Hospital (WA)
    • US National Women’s Soccer player, Alyssa Naeher, NFL player Kyle Prater and Will Hampton visited Comers Children’s Hospital (IL)

We invite you to follow these stories and visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to learn more about these athletes/charity connections.

If you are interested in bringing a Brave Gowns distribution to a hospital near you, please reach out to us via email at

Thank you for your continued support,

The AFH Staff

Starlight Children’s Foundation and Athletes for Hope Kick Off a Success!

Last week, Athletes for Hope and Starlight Children’s Foundation launched our first collaborative campaign to help kids in children’s’ hospitals get access to comfortable, fun hospital gowns in communities all over the United States. So far, nearly 40 Athletes for Hope athletes have visited over a dozen hospitals to help distribute Starlight Brave Gowns and spend time playing with the kids. Some of the athletes participating included: Ethan Pocic of the Seattle Seahawks, Nat Borchers formerly of the Portland Timbers and Vince Biegel of the Green Bay Packers. Here is just one of the great stories that hit the news, raising awareness for the Brave Gowns effort.

We’re excited to have been a part of this effort, but we’re just getting started! Dozens more visits are scheduled throughout the summer. All-in-all, Athletes for Hope member athletes will help Starlight Children’s Hospital reach their goal of 100,000 gowns distributed!

Want to help be a part of the Brave Gowns distribution efforts? Athletes can contact Athletes for Hope to learn how you can get involved. Fans and friends can get involved too! Go online to and donate $25 to make a Brave Gowns possible for a kid in need.