Nick Hundley, a San Diego Padres catcher, participated in a Causeway workshop with Athletes for Hope in 2010. During the workshop, he identified a passion for working with sick children and has since dedicated a significant amount of time to brightening the days of kids facing various serious illnesses.
Through Athletes for Hope, Hundley first visited Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. There, he spoke with a number of children who were very excited to meet a celebrity. Inspired by this experience, he has since traveled around the country to visit children’s hospitals. He has spent time in Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Milwaukee, and other cities, meeting with children at various hospitals. He has also continued to make frequent visits to Rady.
While on the road with the Padres, Hundley strives to find free time to visit local hospitals and bring a bit of happiness into children’s lives. He understands that hospitals can be scary places for young patients, and that an unexpected visit can do a lot to alleviate a child’s fear and apprehension.