LSU football players at the pediatric ward of the hospital
LSU football players at the pediatric ward of the hospital
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Football Players Make Visit to Children's Ward
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Published: February 21, 2006, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:20 AM (CT)
by (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- Members of the LSU football team visited the children's ward at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Monday as part of the Shaquille O'Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills program.

Offensive linemen Peter Dyakowski and Garett Wibel, tight end Andrew Wright and fullback Shawn Jordan visited with the children in the pediatric ward of the hospital. The players spoke with the patients and their families, signed autographs and handed out LSU temporary tattoos.

The hospital visits are sponsored by the Shaquille O'Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills program. The CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills Program was designed by the NCAA to help student-athletes realize higher academic achievement, increase likelihood of graduation and enter a chosen profession with a higher level of vision, knowledge, motivation, self-responsibility and greater overall success.

In Spring 2003, the CHAMPS/ Life Skills Program at LSU honored one of the Tigers' most memorable graduates, Shaquille O'Neal, by naming the program after him.

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