Fourth Annual Playdate With The Bearcats Set For Sunday

Feb. 8, 2014

CINCINNATI - Mitch's Mission along with the University of Cincinnati football team will play host to the Fourth Annual Playdate With The Bearcats on Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at UC's Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

The fundraiser will benefit pediatric cancer and blood disease patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

The event is designed as a carnival-like, family-fun event, featuring UC student-athletes from the football team and other varsity sports along with the Bearcat mascot.

Playdate With The Bearcats offers games such as cornhole, shooting hoops with UC athletes, minute to win it games, swimming, rock-climbing, face painting, food and music. There will also be a raffle of UC sports items and other gift baskets.

Playdate participants have access to amenities of the beautiful CWRC, including swimming in the lazy river, rock-climbing and basketball.

Food and a raffle of UC sports items and other gift baskets are also included.

Cost for the event is $15 per person, $50 per family of five, $75 for six (plus 20 raffle tickets) and $100 for eight (plus 50 raffle tickets). Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

All event proceeds will send children from the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital to summer camp at Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio for a week.

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Mitch's Mission grew out of the relationship between the UC Bearcat football team and Mitch Stone, a young cancer patient who was adopted by the team during their 2009 record-breaking season. Today, Mitch is healthy and cancer-free. With help from the team, Mitch's family started Mitch's Mission so that they could continue helping kids facing similar health challenges.

To date, Mitch's Mission has raised over $30,000 to send pediatric cancer and blood disease patients to summer camp.