Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking forward to Christmas in July on Sunday, July 28th from 12 pm – 3 pm. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the patients at Nemours and Wolfson Children’s Hospital and get half off public skating admission! That is only $6 per person and includes skate rental. Santa will be visiting and ready to take pictures. We are even hosting an ugly Christmas sweater contest! And as always, snow will fall during the public session!
Being hospitalized can be scary for anyone – especially for children and their families. Providing a hospitalized child with a new toy will provide extra comfort and will help them be able to cope with the entire experience.
For participating in our Christmas in July event, make sure that they toys are new, in the original packaging, and unwrapped so the organizations can give the kids age-appropriate gifts. Please do not bring any stuffed animals. Some toys the hospitals have requested include:
Little People sets
Action figures/dolls (Superheroes, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, Barbie, Monster High, Elsa & Ana etc)
Balls (Nerf type footballs, soccer, etc)
Matchbox/Little Tyke cars/trucks
Books (Easy Reader and Chapter Books)
Animal Sets (horses, dinosaurs, farm, etc.)
Model Kits: Cars and Planes
Hair barrettes and accessories
Art Sets (colored pencils, markers, sketchpads, watercolors, stretched canvas, canvas boards)
Themed Toys (Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Princess, My Little Pony, Thomas the Train,
Mickey/Minnie, Elmo, Sophia the First, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Inside Out, Minions, Hello
Card Games (i.e. H2O Uno) & playing cards
Jacksonville Ice is proud to be part of this community, and we want to try and help local facilities doing a lot of good for families in the area.
Nemours is a nonprofit pediatric health system dedicated to life changing medical care and research, helping kids grow up healthy, advocating for kids nationally and training tomorrow’s pediatric experts.
Wolfson Children’s Hospitals mission is to provide optimal health for the region’s children by providing patient- and family-centered care, education, research and child advocacy. Recognized year after year as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, Florida is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond.
We hope to see you all at Jacksonville Ice on Sunday, July 28th in a giving spirit and ready to have fun!