Several Phoenix Suns players have been making holiday visits to young children at Valley hospitals over the past two days.
On Monday, a day after the Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors 106-102, Suns players P.J. Tucker, Alex Len, Ish Smith and Slava Kravstov visited children at St. Joseph's Hospital, signing autographs and helping with the kids with their form in Wii basketball.
On Tuesday, six Suns players made a trip to Phoenix Children's Hospital to visit young patients and their families. Suns forward Channing Frye wrote a check for $10,000 to the hospital.
The team said he and his Frye Family Foundation also donated $5,000 to the Children's Cancer Association and $5,000 to Casey Eye Insitute in Portland; Frye's daughter, Margaux, recently had eye surgeries done at the Portland hospital.
Betsy Rosebrough, manager of Child Life at Phoenix Children's Hospital, said she was surprised by Frye and the Suns' generosity.
"Seeing Channing here, interacting with the kids is unbelievable, but then for him to pull out his checkbook and write a personal check to the hospital, the patients and the families is remarkable," Rosebrough said. "It shows how genuine he is, and we really appreciate it."