Jaguars Den Opens At Wolfson Children's Hospital
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new high-tech game room officially opened its door to pediatric patients at Wolfson Children?s Hospital on Tuesday.
Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Rotary Club of Deerwood, the hospital and an NHL hall of famer were on hand for the special event.
The room, called the Jaguars Den, includes translucent screens hanging on the walls and lighting that changes colors. The main attractions are several XBox 360 video game consoles and personal computers with video conferencing capability that makes it possible for children at Wolfson to communicate with patients in other children?s hospitals, friends, family and even celebrities anywhere in the world.
"I like it a lot. It looks really, really cool. Now, I have somewhere to come when I feel bored or whatever in my room. Now, I can come in here and get on the computer or play video games and stuff like I'm at home," said Wolfson patient Alexis Daniels.
The Jaguars Den idea was developed by NHL hall of famer Pat LaFontaine and was made possible through a lead gift from The Rotary Club of Deerwood, coordinated by member Eddie Allen.
Other donations were made by Jaguars, LTD, and the Jacksonville Jaguars players.
"Just to see the smiles on their faces and to go in there and talk to them and play video games has been fun," said Jaguars tight end Mercedes Lewis.
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