Jan. 13, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University wrestling program visited the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis last week, looking to give back and brighten the day for many of the children.

The entire team and coaching staff made the trip up with smiling faces, hats, t-shirts, posters and bags in hand to give to the children.

"This was a very eye-opening experience and really made our team appreciative of their positions as student-athletes and contributors to the community," said Assistant Coach Joe Dubuque.

Since 1924, Riley Hospital for Children has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families. The dedicated pediatric physicians, clinical staff and generous donors have made Riley a place of hope and healing for generations of Hoosiers.

As Indiana's first and only comprehensive pediatric hospital, Riley Hospital has more than 245,000 inpatient and outpatient pediatric visits annually from across the state, nation and the world. Riley Hospital's relationship with Clarian Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine - an institution that continues to advance its reputation by engaging in cutting-edge research and innovating new therapies - makes it the only comprehensive pediatric clinical resource for Indiana's children and a premiere source for health-related information for their parents.

Riley Hospital continues to be recognized as one of the top children's hospitals and has achieved many distinctions, establishing the hospital as one of the premier pediatric research facilities in the nation.

From simple acute routine care to the most critically ill and medically complex cases, Riley Hospital offers pediatric specialists in every field of medicine and surgery in a family-centered environment. Riley Hospital is committed to preeminence and shares a commitment to service excellence demonstrated through both patient and physician satisfaction.