Mike Alstott Foundation Brings Joy to All Children's Hopsital

The annual event allows children at the facility to make their own stuffed animal, filled with love and a wish.

During the off-season of 2007, Mike and Nicole Alstott created the Mike Alstott Foundation. According to the website, the sole mission of the organization is to "uplift the minds, hearts and spirits of families and children."

Events like the Sports Buddies Day and the Redneck Golf Tournament bring smiles to families each year.

For the fifth year in a row, Mike and Nicole Alstott visited on Valentine's Day. The foundation joins with Noah's Ark Animal Workshop to bring a special occasion to the facility. Kids are given the opportunity to choose an empty plush animal, stuff it and love it.

Before the stuffed animal is stitched up, each child is given a tiny star to wish on before inserting it into the toy.

The Alstotts joined in the toy-making extravaganza with each child, sharing smiles and laughter. Mike Alstott signed autographs and took photos for young fans and their families.

In April, the Mike Alstott Foundation will host its annual Celebrity Outdoor Weekend event on Clearwater Beach. The event will benefit the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa.

Paul Bruggemann February 15, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Mike Alstott Is just a great person. I met him on Sports Buddies Day and was so impressed with his genuine care and dedication to the children he shares time with. Mike is truely a Tampa Bay treasure.
Rachel Jolley February 15, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Paul- Mike and Nicole certainly seemed at ease with the children yesterday. It is great to see people in our community genuinely care enough to give so much.


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