Terps Visit Patients at Sinai Hospital
Sept. 24, 2012
BALTIMORE - Head Coach Randy Edsall and members of the University of Maryland football team spent the first day of their bye week visiting pediatric patients at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore Monday afternoon.
Edsall was joined by quarterback C.J. Brown, offensive lineman Justin Gilbert, tight end Matt Furstenburg, defensive back Jeremiah Johnson, wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro, offensive lineman Evan Mulrooney, running back Kwabena Ofori and long snapper Greg Parcher.
"I was glad that we could get out and visit with these courageous children and the caregivers who support them each day," Edsall said. "Hopefully we were able to give them a little distraction from what they are going through."
Edsall and the players passed out Maryland football t-shirts, posters and flags while visiting with the children and their families.
The trip was a homecoming of sorts for Cheeseboro, who was born at the hospital 21 years ago.
"Once the coaches told me that we were visiting this hospital I was excited to come and visit with the kids," Cheeseboro said. "Football has given me many opportunities and I am very lucky. I hope our visit gives the kids hope and strength. It was great that we had the opportunity to share stories and visit with them."
The visit was in partnership with The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai and the Casey Cares Foundation.