Steve Smith Launches Twitter-based 'Count Me In for Kids' Campaign to Benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding

Former NBA Player and Current Studio Analyst for NBA TV Shoots to Raise Funds, Awareness for Not-For-Profit Pediatric Hospital

ATLANTA (May 2011) -- Now through June 10, former NBA player and current studio analyst for NBA TV, Steve Smith, will host “Count Me In for Kids” to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding. During the three-week campaign, Smith shoots to raise awareness and funds for Children’s at Hughes Spalding by encouraging his friends and followers on Twitter to support the not-for-profit hospital.

“Knowing that every dollar counts, it is my hope that together we can make a difference in the life of a child,” said Steve Smith. “Our support for Children’s at Hughes Spalding will help to ensure that the hospital is able to continue to serve the children of Georgia today and in the future.”

Smith is a member of the Children’s at Hughes Spalding Community Board, a committee dedicated to spreading awareness and growing fundraising and volunteer outreach for the newly revitalized pediatric hospital. Located in the heart of Atlanta, Children’s at Hughes Spalding houses specialty clinics for asthma, sickle cell and child protection. The facility features an emergency department as well as primary care services with extended night and weekend hours. Children’s at Hughes Spalding is one of the three hospitals that comprise Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a leading pediatric health care system that serves more than half a million patients each year.

To be a part of the “Count Me In for Kids” campaign, follow Smith, @nbatvsteve, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, @childrensatl, on Twitter. Donations to support Children’s at Hughes Spalding can be made by visiting

For more information:
General Contact
Children's PR Team 

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit for more information.

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Published: Sunday, May 01, 2011