Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Singer Garth Brooks meets with patients and parents at Phoenix Children's Hospital on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in Phoenix. (Sandra Haros/KTAR)

Country music superstar Garth Brooks was in the Valley on Friday to help Phoenix Children's Hospital celebrate the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Child Life Zone, a special play area where kids can escape the harsh realities of the hospital and their illnesses.

"This Zone is a place where you can be a kid," said Brooks. "I challenge you to wear it out. If you wear it out, we'll rebuild it."

According to PCH, The Child Life Zone is a 3,800-square-foot room designed to meet the needs of children coping with illness and hospitalization. It features a place for relaxing, playing and learning, as well as a multi-media studio where kids can produce their own shows.

The Child Life Zone was made possible by the Teammates for Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Garth Brooks, according to a PCH release.

Sandra Haros , Reporter

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.