Biggest Mercy Kids Carnival to Date

July 28, 2016

Since 2011, Mercy Kids has hosted a carnival celebration for patients, families and co-workers to honor those helped by the annual Benefit for Mercy Kids trivia night, golf tournament and dinner auction but this year beat all others.

More than 900 people flooded St. John’s Plaza at Mercy Children’s Hospital to play tradition carnival games such as ring toss, plush pig races, duck pond along with a cake walk and other activities. In addition, favorite friends including Ronald McDonald, St. Louis Blues’ Louie, St. Louis Cardinals’ Fredbird, Star Wars, Looney Toons and princesses interacted with the crowd and posed for pictures.

The carnival events are planned by Mercy’s teen volunteer group, Teens Learning in the Community (TLC). TLC combines education and service by offering high school and college-age students, 16 years and older, interested in a health care career an opportunity to learn more about different options in the field. It fosters a commitment to volunteering, offers valuable insight into a variety of health care professions and experience in multiple areas of the hospital. 

Cirque de Soleil donated tickets to its upcoming OvO show coming to Chaifitz Arena on Aug. 3. 

Patients, families and co-workers enjoyed a day of celebration at the largest Mercy Kids Carnival to date.

Thanks to the many other sponsors who made the event possible:

  • Brooks Brothers
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cirque de Soleil
  • Dr. Pepper/Snapple
  • GermX
  • Kaldi’s Coffee
  • Lion’s Choice
  • Menchie’s
  • Noodles & Company
  • Panera Bread
  • Penn Station East Coast Subs
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
  • Six Flags
  • Smoothie King
  • Taubman Prestige Outlets
  • The Pasta House Co.
  • Tootsie Roll

Other sponsors include:

  • Andy’s Frozen Custard
  • America’s Incredible Pizza Company
  • Bare Snacks
  • Billy G’s – Kirkwood
  • Bon Appetit Bakery
  • Buca di Beppo – Kansas City
  • Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar
  • Catholic Supply of St. Louis, Inc.
  • Cheesecake Factory Chesterfield
  • Chesterfield Sports Fusion
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
  • City Museum, LLC
  • Costco Warehouse
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dewey’s Pizza – Kirkwood
  • Dobbs Tire and Auto Centers
  • EDGE Lastertag
  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Fox Sports Midwest Live!
  • Gateway Arch
  • Gateway Grizzlies
  • General Candy Company St. Louis
  • Go Ape! Zip Line & Treetop Adventure
  • Hairy Elephant
  • Houlihan’s
  • Imagination Toys
  • Jet’s Pizza
  • Kangaroo Kids
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Knockerball West STL
  • Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation
  • Lookafter Hair Company
  • Magic House
  • Max and Erma’s
  • Missouri Botantical Gardens
  • Monkey Joe’s
  • Moolah Theatre
  • Museum of Transportation
  • O’Charleys Restaurant and Bar
  • Panda Restaurant Group
  • Pi Pizza – Chesterfield
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Raging Rivers Waterpark
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Sam’s Club – Des Peres
  • Shurtech Brands, LLC
  • Silky’s Frozen Custard – Creve Coeur
  • St. Louis Myseum
  • Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill – Creve Coeur
  • Straub’s Markets
  • Super Cuts
  • Swing-A-Round Fun Town
  • Tower Tee
  • Tropicana Lanes
  • Upper Limits West County
  • Vi-Jonn
  • Wildwood Hotel
  • 54th Street Grill

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