Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dirk & Devin Visit Scottish Rite Hospital

Dirk Nowitzki and Devin Harris were feeling the holiday spirit and wanted to spread the cheer and do something special for kids that unfortunately will be in the hospital over the holidays. So on Sunday, Dec. 16 Dirk and Devin made a surprise visit to some patients at Scottish Rite Hospital.

“It was great. Anytime you get a chance to see kids and families in a situation like that it makes you realize there are way more important things than basketball in life,” said Nowizki. “With the world we live in and all the hype and glamour, once in a while that’s good for us to see. It brings us back down to the real world and to real life. There are some tough things to see. The best thing for us is to bring a smile to these kids’ faces. We brought them some gifts and just visited for a while. It was definitely a good thing for all of us involved.”

The two purchased $10,000 worth of toys that they donated to the hospital.The guys made about 20 room visits where they handed out toys they purchased and visited with the kids and their families.

“It’s all about the kids. They have a great reputation of what they’re doing with kids and their therapy. Some of the ones that weren’t fortunate enough to go home for Christmas or may not receive Christmas presents, hopefully we can help them have a Merry Christmas,” said Harris. “We got to meet some cool kids. They were very cheerful and happy to meet us. We got to meet their parents. We got to talk to them a little bit and surprise them with a toy. It was fun and a good feeling.”

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