Starlight and MLB continued their partnership in 2021 by honoring Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and funding Starlight Nintendo Switch handhelds to deliver happiness to hospitalized kids.
A total of 15 MLB Clubs donated two handhelds each to their local hospital, which came pre-loaded with R.B.I. Baseball 21, thanks to MLB. In addition to games like Animal Crossing and Mario Odyssey, streaming services — like Hulu and Netflix— were loaded onto every Starlight Gaming handheld delivered to these hospitals.
With the ongoing pandemic and many hospital restrictions still in place, these MLB-funded Starlight Nintendo Switch handhelds provide kids the opportunity to just feel like a kid and play games – especially in a time when they may not be able to have friends and family come visit them as often.
Plus, some teams were even able to get a little creative with their Starlight Gaming handheld drop-off!
The Boston Red Sox sent their mascot, Wally the Green Monster, to show off the handhelds outside of the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to staff and patients looking out the windows.
And, of course, Wally made sure the handhelds were hand-delivered to the hospital team to ensure that they would get put to good use and deliver moments of joy right away!
The Atlanta Braves’ mascot, Blooper, even paid a special visit to some of the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to drop off their handhelds and do arts & crafts!
Starlight Gaming has been delivering happiness to seriously ill kids through video games, streaming, and so much more for over 29 years. The Starlight Gaming stations and handhelds are specifically designed for the hospital and allow hospital staff to utilize them in a variety of settings – from the ER to a playroom, or a child’s room.