NMC congratulates Eleanor Maguire of Swanton for being chosen as one of nine “Little Lake Monsters” this year! The Vermont Lake Monsters and Northwestern Urgent Care are once again teamed up to give nine kids a once-in-a- lifetime experience through this unique community program.
This year’s team takes to the field this Friday night, August 18 at historic Centennial Field.
Vermont kids ages 5 to 12 apply to become a Lake Monster for a day – submitting answers to questions focused on healthy lifestyles, community service and sportsmanship. The lineup of young athletes includes Franklin County’s own Eleanor Maguire of Swanton.
“NMC and Northwestern Urgent Care are thrilled to partner with the Lake Monsters again this year for this innovative community program that supports our hospital’s core values of health and wellness. It’s a great way to celebrate kids’ active play and encourage families to adopt healthier lifestyles,” said Jill Berry Bowen, Northwestern Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer. “By improving health in Vermont, we all win.”
The Little Lake Monsters get to live the day in the life of a professional baseball player including participating in a press conference, signing a one-day contract, riding in a limo to the field, taking batting practice with the team, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and spending an inning in the dugout with the Lake Monsters players.
Pictured above is the 2016 Little Lake Monsters team photographed with Champ at the press conference held in their honor.