NTCC plans to host a special Ks 4 Kids celebration day on February 18th when both the softball and baseball teams will be playing home games. Fans are encouraged to bring the whole family out to the games as the players will be available after the game to talk to fans or sign autographs. The day gets underway at 12 pm with the Eagles baseball team playing the first game of a double-header against Bossier Parish Community College. Softball action gets underway at 1pm as NTCC hosts Grayson County College in a double-header.
The goal for the number of Ks - strikeouts - will be a combined 500 for both the baseball and softball seasons. Through pledges per strikeout, one time donations and corporate sponsorships, the campaign hopes to raise $75,000 that will be used for:
An additional radiant warmer bed for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), equipped with integrated resuscitation and monitoring features.
New waiting room furniture and amenities that will give families a much-improved area to gather while waiting on news of their family member.
New furniture for the pediatric and labor & delivery rooms, including chairs that recline to provide family members with more comfort when staying with their loved ones overnight.
Additional games for the new video game library, which was provided during Ks 4 Kids 2011. A more extenisve gaming library would provide pediatric patients with more play therapy options.
In its "rookie" year in 2011, the Eagles baseball team recorded 334 strikeouts during the season. The campaign raised more than $ 59,000. The campaign drew support from 100 contributors, including 20 businesses and civic organizations and 80 individuals.
The funds were allocated for equipment and upgrades to Titus Regional Medical Center's Women & Children's Center, including phototherapy lights to treat conditions such as jaundice in newborns, a radiant warming bed and a walk-in tub to aid in relaxation and comfort during labor.