MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The excitement of the Senior Bowl came to AltaPointe, BayPointe Children's Hospital and the LeMoyne School for the first time ever!
Four All-Star players visited children and students on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
During their visit the players signed autographs and had the opportunity to talk to students about the importance of staying in school and making smart choices.
BayPointe Children's Hospital and the LeMoyne School students were very excited about the visit and the chance to meet some potential NFL stars of tomorrow.
Thirty-four children who have been diagnosed with at least one mental illness currently live in the BayPointe Children's Residential Services program located in the hospital facility. On average, the children receive treatment in this program for 10 to 14 months.
"This is great for them to have this special attention and one-on-one interaction with someone they may look up to," Heather Joseph, BayPointe Administrator, said. "These children are learning to live with their mental illnesses, and this is a way for them to be just a kid for the day."
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