Loves donate gaming gift to The Children’s Hospital

07/30/2012

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 30, 2012) – It’s no secret that Norman and Mary Love have a special place in their hearts for patients at the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Center at The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Recently the Loves, founders of Norman Love Confections, donated a multi-game table arcade machine to help entertain the children (and parents too) while undergoing treatment in the facility.

Dan Spolar, with Pinball Asylum, helped Norman Love deliver the professional machine as a special gift that is now part of the departments growing entertainment center.

Sweetening the deal, Pinball Asylum refurbished and maintains an existing pinball machine at the Oncology Center and hosts pinball-related open houses, tournaments and group events. Through charity donations to the nonprofit created by Pinball Asylum, Project Pinball provides patient, family and staff recreational assistance at local children’s hospitals. A pinball machine offers therapeutic benefits which fit with the dynamics of a hospital environment while keeping patients active and mobile. Due to its widespread success, Project Pinball has been emulated across the country.

The only comprehensive child health care facility between Tampa and Miami, The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida provides vital health care for the region’s children, from infancy through age 18. Established in 1992 to meet the growing and continuing need for comprehensive child health care in Southwest Florida, The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is part of the Lee Memorial Health Care System family. Recognized by the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions Inc. and a member of the Association of Florida Children’s Hospitals, The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida offers a wide range of services for children and their families, both here at our facilities and extending into the home.

Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations. The Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.

For more information, visit www.leememorial.org/childrenhospital/, www.normanloveconfections.com or www.pinballasylum.com.

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Contact:

Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations, 239-275-5758, sharon (at) gsma.pro