In 1997, Rob Griffin founded Lobbying for Children’s in response to a need for main lobby renovations. The event raised close to $500,000 and, born out of Rob’s vision for the future, went on to become Champions for Children’s. In 2000, the event raised nearly $500,000 for oncology services. In 2002, all proceeds went to the Children’s Fund, which directs money to the hospital’s areas of greatest need. In 2004, Champions for Children’s raised $2.3 million and became an annual event.
Champion Award Recipients
In 2004, Boston Children's Hospital established the "Champion Award" to honor athletes from Boston's professional sports teams for their work off the field, enriching the lives of children. We continue to recognize those Boston athletes whose involvement makes such a difference to our young patients.
2012 Award Recipient
Zoltan Mesko, New England Patriots’ punter, was the recipient of the 2012 Champion Award in recognition of his commitment to making a difference in the lives of the patients at Boston Children’s Hospital through his visits to the hospital and his annual karaoke fundraiser, ZoliOke
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