West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies will host Angel’s Hands Night, for the Angel’s Hands Foundation when they host the Idaho Steelheads Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
The Grizzlies will be wearing special Angel’s Hands Jerseys that will be auctioned off live after the game with all proceeds going back to the Angel’s Hands Foundation.
In addition, the first 2,000 fans will receive Cowbells when they enter the arena.
Angel’s Hands Foundation (AHF) was founded in 2001 by Mark and Roxann Kristensen and friends. They have been working with the Grizzlies since before their inception. Upon returning from a national conference on their son Matt’s disease, friends of the Kristensen’s decided to raise money to help Utah families deal with the everyday struggles facing families with rare diseases.
Currently, AHF provides support and assistance to Utah families living with over 80 different rare diseases and 20 undiagnosed conditions. AHF also provided financial support to Shriner’s Hospital and Primary Children’s Hospital, as well local school district therapists. They continue to find unique diseases and conditions where families need help.
AHF supports families in a variety of ways. Assisting families with medical expenses by paying off lingering medical bills and purchasing medical equipment not covered by insurance, has brought relief to families. Even with benefits, these families often struggle to give their children some of the simple joys in life. Hearing aids, wheel chairs, specialty strollers, special beds, braces, therapy spas, specialty bicycles, air conditioning and air filtration systems, special bath tubs, and many other items have been given to our children.
AHF provides educational support about diseases from our family relationships and by helping families attend national conferences to meet other families from around the country, as well as medical specialists on their child’s disease.