Thank you for making the inaugural Hoos Care Kids Fair a huge success! We hosted 3,000 guests and a great time was had by all. Like the Hoos Care Facebook Page to see photos from the fair and to be the first to know about future events.
A very special thank you to our sponsors and donors (listed below) who generously underwrote the cost of the Hoos Care Kids Fair so the event could be free and open to all area families. To make a tax-deductible donation to Hoos Care, please visit our Donation Page.
The inaugural Hoos Care Kids Fair was held Sunday, September 17th at the John Paul Jones Arena. A community engagement and awareness event co-hosted by Hoos Care and the UVA Children’s Hospital Committee, it was a free fair that included inflatable obstacle courses and slides from SuperFun Attractions, Cav Man, face painting, balloon artists, the Virginia Discovery Museum StarLab, Charlottesville Symphony instrument petting zoo, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth (Photo Booth of Charlottesville) and other traditional carnival activities.
In addition to the carnival games and inflatables, there was a main stage area which highlights various local entertainers including the Virginia Dance Team, the Black Box Players, a magician (Michael D. & Scotty), a juggler (Jason LeJuggler), musical performances (Children’s Choir of Central Virginia / Charlottesville Symphony / Albemarle High School Jazz Band / The Virginia Sil’Hooettes / Charlottesville Catholic School Choir / Hoos in Treble / The Virginia Belles), and Zumba with the Go Girls! Fitness Support Group!
Also, top doctors from UVA Children’s Hospital were on hand to display and discuss the ground-breaking research and clinical treatments happening in our own backyard in the fields of Defeating Pediatric Cancer, Improving Gastrointestinal Health, Fighting Childhood Diseases One Cell at a Time, Asthma Research, Allergy, Asthma, & Clinical Immunology, Childhood Obesity & Healthy Habits, Neonatology, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Cardiology, Vaccines, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and more.
** Thank you to our 2017 Hoos Care Kids Fair Sponsors! **
Charlottesville Catholic School – Lead Sponsor
SuperFun Attractions – Inflatables and Carnival Games
Nancy Artis & Doug Caton
UVA Children’s Hospital Committee
Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics
Gary Albert – State Farm
Rick & Rosemary Postle
Tom & Christy Hickey
Intrastate Pest & Service Co’s – Bag Sponsor
First Citizens Bank – Photo Booth Sponsor
Paul & Anne Sartori
Michael & Son Services
Charles & Kirby Ancona
Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry
Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
Kelley MacDougall & Mike Pausic
Scott Wagner Chiropractic and Sports Medicine
Ryan Lesser – Northwestern Mutual
Davis Financial Services
The Little Gym of Charlottesville
Nick & Natasha Lawler
Children’s Dentistry With a Mother’s Touch
Janet & Lou Centini
NBC29 – Television Promotion
Panera Bread (Blue Ridge Bread) – Volunteer Meals & Prize Donation
Virginia Discovery Museum – StarLab Provider
Charlottesville Radio Group – Radio Promotion
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Prize Donation
Shenanigans – Prize Donation
Rocky Top Climbing – Prize Donation
Brooks Family YMCA – Prize Donation