The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric hospital, announced today Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks point guard, will serve as a member of the Hospital’s Honorary Board. Young will be part of a public relations and marketing campaign for the hospital, including social media outreach.
Young graduated high school from Norman North, and went on to play at the University of Oklahoma. By the end of his college season, he would be the first and only player to lead the NCAA in both points and assists in a single season. Young was drafted in 2018, and plays for the Atlanta Hawks. Young was an unanimous selection to the 2018-2019 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Young first learned about The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital when he surprised Caleb Freeman a young man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident on his way to watch Young play basketball in Norman.
“We could tell Trae was emotionally invested in doing what ever he could to help Caleb during his recovery,” said Melissa Richey, director of communications and marketing at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. “It was at that moment that we realized Trae would be a great addition to our honorary board here at the Hospital. He is kind, compassionate, and willing to help children and teenagers with special needs.”
Other honorary board members include: Kelli O’Hara, Tony Award winning Broadway actress; Lincoln Riley, University of Oklahoma Football Head Coach, Michael Fulmer, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year, J.T. Realmuto, catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star, Jordy Mercer, short stop for the Detroit Tigers, Ogbo Okoronkwo, defensive player for the Los Angeles Rams, Darci Lynne, winner of America’s Got Talent Season 13 and Blake Bell, tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The honorary board members will serve as ambassadors for The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as support the Hospital’s fundraising efforts through personal and community influence.
To learn more about the Hospital and its ambassadors please, click here.