MIAMI - It was all about spreading holiday cheer and spending time with those who battle to survive every day.
On Wednesday, the Tournament of Champions and the Miami-Dade All-Star Game, made an appearance at Holtz Children's Hospital, hosted by UHealth Sports Medicine.
Along with TOC Founder Wesley Frater and many of his staff members, the event was highlighted by the appearance of Warren Henry Miami-Dade Player of the Year, Hilton Joseph, who will quarterback the North squad in Saturday night's (7:00) annual event at Curtis Park in Miami.
Joseph, who set records in his two seasons as a starter at North Miami, leading the Pioneers to a pair of district championships and an 18-4 record, talked with youngsters, nurses and administrators and was the perfect ambassador for the game, community and for high school athletes in general.
"The smile on their faces when they saw Hilton was tremendous," said Frater. "He is certainly one of those young men who was the perfect representative for this game and for what we are trying to convey to all of south Florida."
Joseph's visit gave him the opportunity to see exactly what these youngsters had to live with every day - and to understand how the nurses and administrators continue to save lives and boost spirits.