Garth Brooks attended a ribbon-cutting and dedication Tuesday (April 7) for the Riley Hospital for Children’s new Child Life Zone. That 4,200-square-foot space includes billiards, a play space with cushions, an arts and crafts area and even a recording studio.
Selected by the Teammates for Kids Foundation he co-founded, it’s the 10th Child Life Zone in the country and also the largest. The center offers young patients with a fun and interactive place to play and “just be a kid” while recovering and receiving care.
A parade took guests to the Child Life Zone, which includes a recording studio, Microsoft Video Game wall, G.R.E.E.N. room, craft kitchen, music, toys, games, foosball and billiards, among other games and activities.
Brooks says the new space is “a place in a hospital where no doctors and no needles are allowed. It’s a place where a kid gets to be a kid.”