The Braves Country Caravan, an annual series of outreach and public appearances by the Atlanta Braves before the start of spring training, included a visit to the Zone at Children's Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Proud Teammates Paul Janish and Tim Hudson, along with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and fellow Braves Andrelton Simmons and Jonny Venters, entertained about 75 pediatric patients and their families. According to Zone Coordinator Juliet Veal, "Whether it was the excitement of playing Wii and air hockey, a calmer activity like arts and crafts, or a quiet conversation, the athletes knew exactly how to create a memorable day for each of the kids!"
"It's amazing to experience the Child Life Zone with the kids and see firsthand the impact these areas have on a daily basis,” said Paul Janish. “The relief that the Zone provides for the kids is really impressive. They love it."
“I've been an Atlanta Braves fan since I was a kid,” says GRAMMY-winning recording artist Trisha Yearwood. “I have loved them through it all, from down years to winning the World Series. I have never been more proud of them than now, seeing the love they're showing these children at the Zone. Go Braves!”