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MSP - 2023 MSP Pilots For Kids WhirlyBall and Bowling

Description: We had a fun event hosting about 40 guests (kids and adults) associated with the Minnesota Children's Home Society and Lutheran Social Services at Twin Cities WhirlyBall in Bloomington, MN on Saturday, 12 AUG from 12-3pm. In addition to having a WhirlyBall court to ourselves for an hour, we also enjoyed bowling on 4 reserved lanes, singing karaoke and eating a ton of pizza! The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did the adults of whom several commented how nice it was to have an event like this on the weekend because of how challenging it can be in finding fun group and family activity things to do.

IAH - Houston Pilots for Kids visit at Memorial Children's Hospital August 2, 2023

Description: On Wednesday August 2nd, the Houston Pilots for Kids group returned to the Memorial Children's Hospital in downtown Houston for a midyear visit. This was our second visit to this campus and it was a great success! PFK volunteers went to various floors for in-room visits and spread well wishes. We even had a chance to meet "Pilot", one of the hospitals service dogs. We provided a variety of gifts including pullback airplanes, pilot teddy bears, activity and sticker books, airplane cards and autographed children's books. The visit was a great success and we plan on visiting again later this year in December.

SAV - 2023 Christmas in July Visit


MCO - Christmas in July 2023

Description: Christmas in July 2023


Description: This year was an amazing time to be back in the hospitals. In total, DFW Pilots for Kids visited three children's hospitals in December. We started the season off early in December with a visit to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital where we saw over 135 outpatient kids. We gifted them with great toys, balloons, and stuffed animals. Along with the great gifts we had some amazing interactions with the kids. The smiles and laughter were shinning all morning as we interacted with them. Second visit was to Children's Health Hospital Plano. This was another great visit that started out with a boom. DFW had some severe weather that took place at the start of the event. A tornado touched down just a mile from the hospital sending all the patients into the halls with the sirens going off. Despite the crazy start, Pilots for Kids saw even more children. We gifted over 160 children with our great selection of toys. We also had 10 pilots make their way around the hospital with room visits. We finished up our hospital visits with Children's Health Hospital Dallas. We had an empty helium tank to start, but the quick thinking and driving of Cheryl Brown allowed us to have an abundant supply of airplane balloons for all the kids to enjoy. Several pilots made their way around to hospital rooms. We also made it to the NICU where we gifted the parents with a balloon and a restaurant gift card so they could leave the hospital and enjoy a nice meal. This hospital has their own TV network and our pilots made an appearance in the Ryan Seacrest studio inviting the children down to the event. As we interacted with the children we also had several arts and crafts activities to have fun with the children I want to thank the hospital staff and all the nurses for allowing us to return to the hospitals. It was great to see all the smiling faces (no masks) and joy that we were able to bring to the children this Christmas. Enjoy the pictures and thank you for all that participated and support DFW Pilots For Kids. If you are wondering how you can help, please participate in our golf tournament May 15th at Lantana Golf Club. This website has all the information on how to get signed up.