Project Pinball Charity, with the support of Stern Pinball, Inc. and Marco Specialties, is kicking off their 2nd annual Love across America tour. Beginning June 30th, founder Daniel Spolar will travel over 10,000 miles, visiting 26 states to dedicate pinball machines in 5 children’s hospitals 5 different cities across the nation.
Project Pinball focused their charity’s mission on the understanding of the thousands of children undergoing intensive medical treatment in children’s hospitals across the United States. Their goal is to help ease their pain and speed up children’s recovery by providing a motivation to get out of bed, to socialize, and have fun by playing an iconic American pastime… Pinball!
“We assist in enriching children’s lives through active play and diversion from hospital life,” said Daniel Spolar, the charity’s founder and Senior Director. “Pinball allows patients the opportunity to focus on something other than medical tests, medications, and procedures. We have the opportunity to give them a chance to have fun, laugh and smile and just be kids.”
Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, Project Pinball Charity, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has been maintaining and donating machines for use in Children’s Hospitals since 2013 and has since become a nationwide organization with pinball machines in hospitals across the U.S.A. They now have 18 pinball machines placed in children’s hospitals nationwide.
Project Pinball is scheduled to deliver machines to children’s hospitals in Denver, Cincinnati, San Diego, and Chicago, as well as attend several fundraisers throughout the US. During their travels they will also be attending social gatherings and three pinball expos. “Last year we met so many amazing people, we cannot wait to share Project Pinball!”
“We’re thankful for the opportunity to team up with Project Pinball Charity again and support Project Pinball on their nationwide trek,” says Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “We’re looking forward to sharing our love for pinball with patients and uplifting their hospital experience.”